Our Summer Schedule continues with our online exclusive Culture Academy/Visual Arts events every Monday!
With our new culture academy/visual arts group, members will be designing and creating an interactive mural that will be displayed in Paisley. Our friends from Create Paisley will also be collaborating with us on this project.
Since its launch, this club has proven to be a popular pastime, with our talented young people eager to show off their artistic and creative abilities to create a mural that sums up the diverse and exciting talent that Paisley is home to.
This is a great chance to get creative and show off your design abilities! Tickets are available from Eventbrite.
While leading on the Digital Academy, Paisley YMCA is also supporting the others (digital art for the Culture Academy, ‘STEM in the Wild’ for the Outdoor Academy and support for the development of a new Community Empowerment Award for the Community Empowerment Academy)
The Academies were formed as part of the Youth Work Educational Recovery Programme, supported by the Scottish Government and they provide a framework for Youth Work Network members to gain recognition for the invaluable learning which comes from the Network’s various youth services
The recent fire at our Makerspace will inevitably hinder the Digital Academy a little but the majority of the work was anyway always intended to be conducted out in communities, and we’re now seeking partner venues to bring the Academy to local communities
The Academies will focus much of their work on some of the more deprived areas in Renfrewshire, but everything is open to all young people across the county
There’s an excellent article with more detailed information explaining the Culture Academy and the role of other partners including Right2Dance, at the Paisley Daily Express
And well done Alan and the team at Create Paisley for its early start!