Tagtool in Sweden – Part 2

Our visit to Sweden ended with two days of Tagtooling at Barbacka, Kristianstad Municipality’s cultural centre for children and young people. On the Thursday afternoon and evening we held Tagtool workshops in one of the centre’s buildings which was normally used as a rehearsal room. This was an ideal venue (no windows!) to hold daytime ‘drop in’ Tagtool drawing sessions. One wall had a big projection screen and in addition we covered another wall with white fabric which meant that we could set up four Tagtool workstations.As the collage of photos above shows, everyone was totally focused and absorbed in drawing – and below, here is some of the work they produced.Playing with colour….and experimenting with fading….Using both solid and transparent colour….
as well as having fun playing with shadows and ‘drawing round’ each other.

On Friday 22 May it was ‘Kulturnatten’ in Kristianstad, with the museum and gallery open in the evening, a concert in the main square and a number of other events. In addition to their evening programme, there were a number of special daytime events at Barbacka, including this Tagtool children’s workshop.This proved to be just as popular as the adults’ workshop the day before. I took lots of photos of the children’s drawings and the parents did too!
Before the evening events began I decided to do a bit of drawing myself……a frieze using the three Tegtools and projectors we set up for the workshop and below, a landscape with lots of transparent layers using my Tagtool All-in-one.

After I faded out this drawing it was time to move my Tagtool into Barbacka’s courtyard and mount our big projector on the roof in preparation for the evening drawing performance. (My test drawing heads this post – but I will leave the rest of the photos for Part 3 of our visit to Sweden.)

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