This week, we are pleased to introduce Kate Timney, another of our brilliant volunteers. Kate has been volunteering with Project Ability’s Thursday Night Social workshops since February, and has been a really fantastic member of the team.
“I have been working as a freelance illustrator and artist since graduating from Glasgow School of Art in 2014. Driven by my interest in art education, I began volunteering in the new Thursday Night Social group. I have been there for around four months and am really enjoying my time there spent supporting the artists.
The studios at Project Ability are absolutely incredible – there are facilities for printmaking, ceramics, glass, textiles, painting, model-making, drawing… The standard of equipment, materials and the work produced is extremely high. I had used the Glasgow Print Studio workshop on the floor below on many occasions and was so excited to discover this fantastic hive of activity above it!
Working with the artists has been such an enjoyable and fulfilling experience, during which I have gained insight into many diverse approaches to creative practice. It has been inspiring to see the variety of working styles in the studio – some bold and urgent, others delicate and meticulous – and the broad range of exciting work that is being produced.
The artists have been invariably welcoming and open in sharing their practices with me, and the opportunity to work with them has had a real motivating impact on my own work. The enthusiasm for making art in the Project Ability studio has re-invigorated my approach to creative work.
Through Project Ability I have broadened my understanding of education in the arts and it has also been loads of fun!”
Thank you very much, Kate!