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Young People's Art Workshops 

This summer we are delighted to be able to offer free art workshops for young people in the age range of 8 to 26 years. These workshops are being provided by two local artists, Aimee Labourne and Alex Purbrick.


The theme of these workshops is What Does Shetland Heritage Mean to You?  Aimee and Alex will be working with you to explore and develop your ideas around this theme through the production of visual imagery.

These art workshops form part of a funded project in which we are exploring ways to engage young people with their cultural heritage. This project is being funded as a follow-on project to the one we ran last year, called Cladaichean to Laebraks. Our project was part of a UK wide heritage programme called Outreach to Ownership run by Historic Environment Scotland and Historic England, funded by a grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Click the buttons to find out more about how we are being funded.


My Shetland Map with Aimee Labourne 


Locations / Dates:

This workshop has been cancelled, we apologise for any inconvenience.  

Heritage Mural Project with Alex Purbrick 1.30pm - 4.30pm


Location / Dates:

Brae Youth Centre        Sunday  6th August

                                       Sunday 13th August

                                       Sunday 20th August

                                       Sunday 27th August

Age ranges: 8-11yrs or 12-17yrs

(maximum 6 places)


Admission: Free of charge

Materials: Provided Free


Sorry, there are no places available as this workshop is fully booked!

We will work together in creating a mural to explore the theme of heritage to create a 2m x 2m mural on primed canvas designed to be portable and easily transportable. Using acrylic paint, collage and sound recordings, the mural will be interactive in that viewers can press the buttons to hear recordings made by the mural creators related to the theme of heritage.

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