We are currently halfway through the first block of classes as part of our new Recycle Upcycle 3D Project funded by Climate Challenge Fund and the European Regional Development Fund.
We have a great number of new activities going on in our school sessions and also in the Broomhill Art Flat. On Monday’s between 6:00pm and 8:00pm, we have our Furniture Upcycling class with Jeanette Sultan and Elisabeth Culshaw. Participants have been working on upcycling small pieces of furniture such as stools, small tables, and picture frames. Artist, Elisabeth Culshaw has also been working with the group to design their own stencils to put on their furniture pieces.
We have also been working hard on our textiles upcycling class making banners and bunting for Evolve Festival that took place on June 3rd as part of Year of Young People 2018. The class worked hard on screen printing, sewing and designing some great pieces that really reflected the vision for the festival. The textile upcycling class is on Thursday evenings from 6:00pm-8:00pm at the Broomhill Art Flat.
Whilst in our sessions at Kings Oak Family Hub we have also been working on some bunting for Evolve Fest as well as making bags from old t-shirts and masks from old denim jeans. These sessions have been particularly exciting as they get the whole family involved, children and adults of all ages are working together to create things that everyone in the family can use and benefit from. We have been working in the Hub in both textile workshops and plastic workshops, these sessions have been extremely busy with some lovely regular faces coming to each one!
In Kings Oak and All Saints Primary School, the pupils have been learning all about the importance of Reducing, Reusing and Recycling with RIG Arts, whilst also getting the chance to learn how to get crafty with their waste!
Lastly, the Youth Club at Auchmountain Hall has been working with us to design a mural made completely out of plastic! They have been trying out a variety of techniques to see what works best together so they can then decide on their final design!