people are realising their potential through Creative Pathways Plus
Impact Arts have been working with
key partners Barrhead Housing Association and East Renfrewshire Council to deliver
Creative Pathways Plus, a full-time creative employability programme in Barrhead.
The charity’s flagship programme works with young people aged 16-24 over an 18
week period. The young people have been
learning product design for retail including upcycled furniture and crafts for
the home as well as fashion accessories.
As well as teaching
invaluable creative skills in the workshops, the group of 6 talented young
people gained other skills and experience including retail and customer service,
working with clients on commissioned projects, team building skills and
personal development support.
They will be
celebrating their hard work at a showcase in Barrhead Museum on 06.11.14. The
evening will include, fashion, film, an art auction, graduation ceremony and
the chance to buy products designed and produced by the young people from their
Bobby aged 17 said:
“My mind has become
ten times more creative since starting Creative Pathways! I enjoyed setting up
our pop-up shop and making paintings to be sold there. It was great seeing our
work being sold. I have realized through the programme that I might like a
career in social work but I am currently looking for work and would like to
become self-employed in the future.”
A new group of young
people will be starting a second 18 week programme in November and Impact Arts
are encouraging 16-24 year olds from Barrhead to get involved.
Programme Manager for Impact Arts said:
“Last year, 88% of
young people who took part in Creative Pathways moved into employment or
further education. I would encourage
anyone with even a passing interest in creative pursuits to get involved and
see what kind of opportunities come out of taking part in the programme.”
Showcase Event and
Pop-up Shop: Thursday 6th November 2014, 5pm-7pm, Barrhead Community
Museum, Main Street, Barrhead, East Renfrewshire G78 1SW. Please RSVP to [email protected].
To join Creative
Pathways Plus Barrhead: Call Daniella on 01294 273051 or email [email protected].
Media enquires: Katie Smith [email protected].