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Care Experienced Week; Sabrina’s Story

We are sharing stories from our CEYP Make It Your Own projects this week as part of Care Experienced Week. MIYO CEYP is tenancy sustainment project for care experienced young people that Impact Arts runs in Glasgow, Ayrshire, Edinburgh and Renfrewshire.

Sabrina has been attending our make it your own programme and has really enjoyed upcycling furniture and making different pieces to help make her house feel more homely.

The first thing Sabrina decided to make was a canvas inspired by her favourite band, 5 Seconds of Summer. She painted her canvas black then projected symbols on to it and drew them in, in pencil. Using a gold posca paint pen she then coloured in the symbols.

Sabrina has chosen a black, pink and gold theme for her room and is now upcycling furniture in these colours. She chose different furniture pieces to help her maximise storage. She has covered an ottoman with pink velvet and black woven wool which is going to be used as storage for her books and a seat to sit and read on.

Sabrina said; “When I moved into my first home, all of the furniture was bought for me, it didn’t feel like my own taste. This project is helping me make my house more of a home. I’m putting stuff that I want in. Making my bedroom somewhere that I want to spend time. That is important for my mental health.

“I love my canvas I’m so proud of myself for making that canvas. I’ve got to use machinery I’ve not been able to use before. I’ve got a lot more done than I thought I would since being here, I’ve started to paint my room at home which has been needing done for years!

I would recommend this program to other care experienced young people.”

MIYO Creative Assistant, Hannah said; “Sabrina has lots of great creative ideas and is really ambitious. She is great company always chatty and usually singing. She is really keen to learn new skills with the technical equipment.”

If you or someone you know is interested in joining one of our CEYP MIYO projects in Glasgow, Renfrewshire, Edinburgh or Ayrshire then get in touch today to find out more.

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