Meet the Volunteers – Katie Weir

Meet the Volunteers – Katie Weir

The fantastic Katie Weir has been a part of our Saturday Create workshops working with children and young people. She’s been a great member of the team and we’ll be sad to see her go.
Hear what she has to say about her time volunteering with us;

“Volunteering within the Create Visual Arts programme at Project Ability has been an incredible experience and I feel so honoured to have been given the opportunity. I am a Sculpture and Environmental Art Student currently in my 2nd year at The Glasgow School of Art where I love to experiment in the studio with different materials creating textural and sensory stimulated environments for people to interact with.

The Create Saturday Visual Art Class is a wonderful creative environment offering the children a chance to experiment and play with new materials and make new friends. Every week I can’t wait for another Saturday in the studio to see the children gain so much enjoyment and hearing all their funny stories, they never fail to make me laugh!

Working with children has been a really rewarding experience that has enabled me to build a rapport with each individual and to help them to develop their skills through a process that works for them. I find it really admiral and refreshing to see how carefree and playful they are when they create and the act of decision making that goes with it. They are so confident and trusting in their instincts when making and it is so lovely to see.

This has been a truly wonderful experience and I will be sad when it comes to an end! The children have been a delight to meet and work with and have inspired me to want to pursue a career in working with children in the future. Thank you!”

Thank you Katie!

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