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This Week at Impact Arts (07.07.14)


Creative Pathways Renfrewshire

The showcase for this brilliant project took place on Thursday the 3rd of July. Young people modeled their creations, held an interactive auction and received certificates from MSP Derek Mackay. They also played a brilliant animation that they had created - The story of 'The Paisley Snail', the nickname of a famous law case... Check out our Youtube Chanel to view the animation! More photos of the event will follow soon!

Creative Pathways Theatre Arts Edinburgh



The Costume dept. in Edinburgh have been full steam ahead this week preparing for the IA Fringe show ‘After Aria’. They have started making masks for our actors, taking inspiration from Commedia Dell’arte, a type of masked performance that originated in renaissance Venice, which will form much of the structure of the final show. Look out for more updates soon!




Set Design had a local artist visit last week as part of their Arts Award projects. Scott Methven brought in his large scale ink and pen pieces for the guys to look at, inspiring them to get into stenciling and visual arts.

“It was great to meet a local and successful artist, he’s going to be one of my Arts Heroes for my Arts Award!”- Paul, Set Design group.

Check out Scot’s art here -




Performance had been developing ideas for the script of the Fringe show. After a couple of days creating characters and scenes, they spent one day with the rest of the participants doing improvised street theatre on the Meadows. From a popular Catalan tale they devised three original pieces of theatre.



Creative Pathways Glasgow Kicks off on the 5th August!

Impact Arts is looking forward to new young people and an exciting new programme of set design, props, hair, theatrical makeup and hair culminating in a music video. An 8 week programme with SQA accreditation and open to 16/17year olds. At the moment we are taking referrals and recruiting new tutors.



Artist Mentoring Programme - Glasgow

The AMP's celebrated the end of one of their group projects with the community of Parkhead at a special launch event to mark the unveiling of their mural. This took place alongside a commissioned mural with BBC Scotland and London based artists Good Wives and Warriors. Jack, Susan and Anna from the Artist Mentoring Programme worked with children from Quarrybrae Primary School, older people fro Crail Street sheltered housing and young people from Playbusters in Parkhead to design and paint the mural, which was inspired by the pop art movements, patterns and bold colour. The final result was this amazing splash of colour which was created by the children of primary 6 in Quarrybrae.



Urban Green Castlemilk

Urban Green started this week in association with Thenue Housing Association. Tutors Will and Billy took the young people on an inspirational trip to the Botanic Gardens and started planning the layout with the participants. There are plans for a wildlife pond and raised beds. If you find yourself in Castlemilk go along and see the garden grow!

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Craft Cafe Exhibition Launches Today (08.07.14)!



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