#ScotArt is a nationwide youth engagement project taking place across Scotland to mark the Year of Young People 2018 drawing to a close.

Throughout Autumn 2018, Young Champions will lead #ScotArt workshops with young people aged 8 – 26 years in 14 regions of Scotland. Working alongside lead artist, Ariel Killick, young people in the 14 regions of Scotland will each choose a symbol to represent their area which Ariel and young artists will make into wicker sculptures. The workshop in Shetland will take place on:

Date: Saturday 17 November

Time: 1100 – 1600

Venue: Islesburgh Complex

Cost: FREE

Sign Up: Email your name and age to youthservices@shetland.gov.uk

The wicker sculptures will be displayed on the High Street in Edinburgh from 21 – 29 December, the wicker sculptures will lead the Torchlight Procession and come together on Holyrood Park to create a spectacular finale marking the end of the Year of Young People 2018. Participants will also be able to make their own wicker heart.

Christine Johnson #ScotArt Young Champion and Year of Young People Ambassador said, “The Year of Young a People celebrations has been a great opportunity for young people to get involved with a variety of different events and opportunity. As an ambassador I’ve been lucky in taking part in many of these and would encourage you to get involved with ScotArt. I am excited about the ScotArt project because the image/symbol that we decide upon at this event will become one of the 14 national sculptures that will be shown at the Royal Mile in Edinburgh at the Hognamay celebrations! So your input will be very valuable in creating this wicker sculpture.”


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