An outing to Summerlee

The Friday Aspire artists, volunteer Ailsa and tutor Valerie travelled to Summerlee Museum of industrial life to sketch the industrial mining machines of yesteryear.

Valerie tells us more about the outing: "The artists travelled from Argyle street lower level station to Coatbridge Central and we walked the fives minutes to the museum. We started with a tour of some of the indoor exhibits before heading out to see the archaeological site. It was a wonderful sunny day so we took advantage of the weather to sketch outside, including the giant locomotive and coal mining and furnace machine parts positioned on site.

The  artists used pen,charcoal and pastels on paper to capture the detail of the aged metal and super structures. There is so much to see and experience that we have decided to take a second trip very soon."

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