American musician Rik Palieri came to Project Ability today for a workshop organised in partnership with the Russian Cultural Centre. He very generously offered to stay after the workshop to give a short musical performance.
Aspire and Connect artists as well as Project Ability staff gathered in the Project Room, where he sang a few songs, played the banjo, guitar, native american love flute and the yukulele! The performance ended in a big dance, punctuated by 'yeehaaws' and 'woohoo'!
A big thank you to Rik Palieri, and to the artists that participated.
Tonight's film class is cancelled, due to illness. It will be postponed to Wednesday 09 February.
We apologise for any inconvenience.
Project Ability and the Russian Cultural Centre have organised a workshop Wednesday 26 January for a group of primary 2’s from Kirkriggs Primary School. The workshop will involve Russian storytelling and a cartoon screening, puppet making and story writing, a short performance using the children’s puppets, and will be closing with music from Rik Palieri.
After the workshop, Vermont (USA) based Rik Palieri will very generously perform for the Project Ability participants. He plays a wide array of instruments, from banjo and guitar to Native American love flute, Ozark mouth bow and Polish bagpipes!
Artists from Connect and Aspire are invited to join us in the Project Room at 2pm, for 15 minutes of beautiful music.
See you there!
Image: courtesy of Russian Cultural Centre.
Our Saturday visual arts classes will start again on Saturday 29 January, and will run until the 26th March. There are still a few places left in each class, so get in touch with us if you are interested.
These classes are the perfect opportunity to access a professional studio environment and get support to develop your creative skills and ideas.
We run four classes:
• 5 - 8 yrs: 10am - 11am
• 8 - 12 yrs: 11.30am - 12.30pm
• 12 -18 yrs: 1pm - 2pm
• 18 - 25 yrs: 2.30pm - 3.45pm
On Tuesday 18 January, nine artists who attend our Connect programme took part in ‘The Ugly Spirit Workshop’, led by British artist Tanya Raabe.
To read more about the workshop and Ugly Spirit, click here.
To see photos of the workshop, visit our Facebook page.
We raised £1071.00 during our Christmas Pound Appeal!!! Thank you for your kind donations.
You took us at our word and gave us cash rather than chocolate and (most) of the staff were very grateful not to have boxes of biscuits and tins of chocolate in the office at a time when there is so much excess.
Three young filmmakers that are involved with Project Ability have entered a Pepsi Max competition for a chance to win a trip to the Cannes Film Festival, a £30,000 film production budget and a screening of their film at the Raindance Film Festival!
Jack and Kerr Matheson, and Max McIlmunn are all regulars at Project Ability film classes and we are very pleased to see that, along with their friend Darren, they have put their skills to great use! Their quirky video was a big success and the four guys are now in the Top 10 of the competition. The public votes have been cast (they came in 2nd), but the judges still have to vote. We will keep you posted on the results.
The Monday Night Social is back! Starting on Monday 17 January, it will run until Monday 21 March.
The Monday Night Social is for people with learning disabilities who want to start the week being creative and sociable!
PAINT, CERAMICS, PRINTMAKING, GLASS - there is lots you can do...
Mondays, 6.00 – 8.30pm, meet in the workshop on the 3rd floor.
Ages 18 plus, Drop-in - pay at the door - £4 per session.
'Using the fascinating lives of conjoined Siamese twins Chang and Eng Bunker as inspiration and metaphor, The Ugly Spirit will explore the conflicting notions that lie within us.'
British artist Tanya Raabe comes back to Project Ability for Ugly Spirit, a drawing workshop exploring the divided self. The workshop will take place in the project room with a maximum of 12 artists from the Connect programme.
Tuesday 18 January 2011, 10am - 4pm.
All of us at Project Ability would like to wish you a fantastic New Year.
We hope 2011 started well for you. It will sure be an exciting year for us, so keep an eye on the website to see what's happening here: workshops, exhibitions, events, exciting changes!
To be sure not to miss any announcement or to see our latest photos, 'Like' us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/projectabilityglasgow.
Best wishes to you all!
- Meet the Volunteers: Nick Thomas
- Help us reach £5000 in small cash donations for the Create Programme
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- Meet the Volunteers: Sabine Geissler
- The current block of Aspire workshops is finishing this week
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