Crisis Skylight Edinburgh at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery
Young people who have experienced homelessness took part in an inspiring sculpting and drawing course at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery thanks to a collaboration between Crisis Skylight Edinburgh and The Rock Trust.
The 10 participants were from The Rock Trust’s Step Up programme, which aims to build the skills of young homeless people and prepare them for work.
Portait Perfection, led by Crisis Skylight Edinburgh’s Art Tutor Chris, ran one day a week during September and October and saw the 16 to 25 year-olds get creative in the grand setting of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.
As well as getting to try their hand at sculpting and drawing, the participants also received a tour of the famous gallery and attended a special workshop with local artist Rosie Lesso.
One participant, 18 year-old Greg said: “I enjoyed everything, it was brilliant and I would do it again.”
Director of Crisis Skylight Edinburgh, Ann Landels, said: “many new exciting, creative opportunities are being provided for our members in Edinburgh as our arts programme develops. The success of the course shows by working with partners we can provide inspirational spaces in which our members can work to develop their art skills.”
Crisis Skylight Edinburgh would like to thank the Scottish National Portrait Gallery and the Rock Trust for all their work and support with the project.