Glasgow school children can let their creativity shine with the help of new art packs donated to local schools.
The Easter House-based Platform Arts Center dropped more than 2,000 packs at six East End schools, each with standard art materials and activity booklets to improve the artistic flame and impress young people.
Received by Pack Avenue & Primary, Sunside Primary, Oakwood Primary, St. Rose of Lima Primary, St. Benedict Primary and Altmore Park Primary.
The platform’s art manager, Matt Adicott, and visual arts programmer, Margaret McCormack, visited St. Benedict’s Primary at Easter House to present packs to head teacher Mrs. Parkinson and students, Eli, Tia, Ryan and Joey.
Matt said: “We are delighted to be in a position to present such a large number of art packs to local school children. We received funding earlier in the year and felt that creativity and visual art plate Farm is a big part of it, it’s a great way to do what we do with our local community.
“The content is of high quality and, if well maintained, it will last a long time. Everyone has the same set and with matching activities, they are completely self-made – the Internet. No need and this is just the beginning!
Each St. Benedict student received his or her own pack for school and home use. These include colored pencils, watercolor paints, brushes, oil pastels, drawing pencils, a sharpener and an A4 sketchbook. There are also phased activities for emerging young artists.
“This is a great opportunity to further the art,” said P7 student and school captain Tia. “I love my pack and will use it a lot,” said Ryan, a P4 student.