Donate now - Owen’s story

Project Ability uses the funds we raise to keep the cost of our programming as low as possible so it is accessible to all and of the highest quality; providing expert tuition and professional materials. Today we are spotlighting another of our young Create artists, Owen Scullion, who has been an important fixture in the Create workshops over recent years.

“I really enjoy my Saturday classes at Project Ability. I like sculpting, painting and sketching using my own ideas.”
-Owen Scullion

“Owen has attended the Create programme for a number of years in Project Ability's workshops at Trongate 103. He loves to work on his own projects and clearly enjoys and benefits from the facilities and resources available to him in the workshops. The atmosphere at Trongate 103 helps to foster Owen's creativity and he does some really wonderful work there. Owen's mum and I also greatly value the welcoming atmosphere we experience on entering this space and the staff and volunteers really practice partnership and place it at the heart of all they do.”
-Hugh Scullion

Over the years Owen has attended our Film Making, Young Talent on Screen, Arts Award and Saturday Visual Art Workshops and even helped us out for a week while he completed his high school work experience!  His film work has been screened at the GFT and GMAC and his sculptural work made it to the final of Create! Art for Autism 2015, a national competition for children and young people under 25.  Owen helped to organise Project Ability’s first ever international film festival for children and young people with a disability and the incredible body of work he has created at Project Ability earned Owen a much deserved college place when he left school.  Despite being extremely busy with college he still makes it along to Project Ability’s weekly Visual Arts Class and continues to grow from strength to strength as an artist.

Your donation will help us to continue to provide a first rate arts service to Owen and the 300 people with learning disabilities, autistic spectrum conditions and mental ill health who access the programme each week. Aged from 5 years to 80 plus the artists benefit from accessing our superb studios in the centre of Glasgow, taking part in a challenging, innovative, inclusive workshop programme that provides opportunities for people to learn, develop and exhibit their art work contributing to the vibrancy of Glasgow’s artist community.

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