We’ve got another great volunteer to introduce this week – Clara Mullen.
Clara has been working with our Create Saturday Visual Arts Classes, and has been a fantastic addition to the team.
“Hearing about Project Ability through a friend I was eager to learn more about the organisation and become involved. I am currently in my ﬁnal year of Textile design at the Glasgow School of Art and, alongside this, volunteer as part of the Saturday Create workshop. This is part of my week that allows me to work with a group of enthusiastic people and participate with them in a free exchange of artistic skills.
The Project Ability studio is an incredible place where the young participating artists have access to a wide range of exciting materials including ceramics and glassworks. The staff have created an open space that is centred around individuality and independence. Exploration is really encouraged and participants are able to choose what they wish to do, whether that’s something different every week or a single project that they continue to work on over a month or so. It has been great to see the artist’s model with clay, produce beautiful large scale drawing and create vibrant silk paintings among many more!
There is such a variety of making and it has been inspiring to see everyone’s particular style develop along with the work they produce. Having struggled to ﬁnd my own individual working process it has been great to see everyone work in this unselfconscious way. Each Saturday is a welcome addition to my art school week that in turn has inﬂuenced my own thought patterns and practice. It has been rewarding to share my own knowledge whilst also continuing to learn from both the other artists and tutors alike.”