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Discover your inner artist at a pop-up event at Center Livingston

Center, Livingston encourages shoppers to find their inner artist.

The mall announced plans for its first "pop-up mall art" event this summer. The event will include classes of internationally acclaimed artists Cassandra Harrison and Gregor Luden, ceramic painting and line drawing. Helen Michie Ceramic Clay Sculpture Classes, Freestyle Art Sessions, Children's Arts & Crafts Gardening Club.

As part of the "Summer Smile" campaign to capture shoppers' smiles at the mall, visitors can attend a variety of art classes, including paintings with Cassandra Harrison and line drawings with Livingston-born Gregor Ruden. increase. Huge murals are now being featured in the mall as part of a recent art exhibition.

Cassandra, an artist and art teacher who has exhibited in the United Kingdom and the United States, is trained in art and art education. The focus of her painting class is to enjoy art while learning a little about art history.

Gregor's work was featured in the Center's "Frog Trail" in 2017. The exhibition's "All Roads Lead to the Center" mural, inspired by his hometown, has guided interesting local places since childhood. Livingston Skateboard Park, Kirk of Calder, Housetoun House and more.

A former James Young high school student who studied illustration and animation at the University of Manchester in 1999 exhibited his work in many major cities, including Philadelphia and Berlin, far from the murals he designed. Traveled around the world.

His teenage Livingston Skateboard Park has influenced his work to this day.

Ceramic artist Helen Michie Ceramic Helen studied art and design at the Glaze School of Art in Aberdeen, exhibiting her work throughout the UK, painting in mixed media and impressive. Raku, porcelain and stone artwork also perform classes where shoppers can make their own small clay and ceramic sculptures.

There will also be a freestyle art session where shoppers can pick up artwork packs at the customer service desk and pull up their chairs on one of the easels to design their own masterpieces.

For a little up-and-coming artists, there is a "Little Garden" Arts & Crafts Club that runs daily until July 11th, and you can also receive gardening trail seats until July 31st. .. At the customer service desk, search for gardening artwork in the store windows scattered around the mall. From colorful plants and well boots to trowels and bright pink watering cans, you'll have the chance to win a £ 25 gift card.

Livingston, Deputy Director of the Center, Ashley Bisland, said: It's rewarding, relaxing and therapeutic.

"Drawing, drawing lines, and trying out ceramics is sure to be fun."

All activities and classes are free, mall You have the option of making a donation to two local charities that are backed by. The Craigsfarm Community Hub organizes art, meditation and welfare classes for people in the community, and the West Lothian Youth Action Project supports young people and runs a weekly food bank.

Details of all activities and classes can be found on the center's website at and the @shopthecentre social channel.

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