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Drumchapel residents get creative with Glasgow Airport support

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Residents in Drumchapel are being given the opportunity to get creative and learn new skills thanks to a funding boost from Glasgow Airport.

More than 70 slots are being made available on a range of specialist art courses offered by the Drumchapel Arts Workshop, in areas including stained glass, mosaics, ceramics, painting, sculpture, drawing and stone carving.

Glasgow Airport’s FlightPath Fund stepped in and provided the charity with a grant of £7,500 to enable it to offer seven additional courses, each of which will run for 10 weeks in afternoons and evenings throughout the Autumn.  

Drumchapel Arts Workshop was set up in 1992 to give local people of all ages the opportunity to access the arts. Its specialist art courses have been in such high demand that the charity has had to create a waiting list for the next batch. 

Archie Hunter, chair of the FlightPath Fund said: “The Drumchapel Arts Workshop has been a huge success to date, helping to create a great sense of community spirit by encouraging people of all ages to participate in creative activities.

“The charity’s art classes have been in incredibly high demand, and this additional funding will enable it to deliver seven additional 10 week classes to meet that.  The courses will give more than 70 local residents new skills and will present them with fresh and exciting opportunities, both inside and outside of the workplace.”

Charles Conaghan, director of the Drumchapel Arts Workshop said: “These new classes will be a fantastic boost for people throughout Drumchapel – the fact we’ve had to create a waiting list shows just how popular they have been.  We’re incredibly grateful for the new funding, which will give people from all walks of life the chance to build on their skills and gain new insights into the arts.”


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