Young people in Renfrewshire are invited to sign up for free creative workshops.

The free course at the art department exhibition space in The Paisley Centre offers a variety of creative arts activities to those aged between 16 and 24 who are facing barriers to inclusion.

Renfrewshire-based young people who are not in work, education or training can attend this new programme to gain employability skills and SQA qualifications.

The workshops will run for 12 weeks on Wednesdays and Thursdays, between 10am and 3pm, starting on Wednesday, January 10.

Participants can receive £35 per week training allowance for attending the programme and travel costs will be reimbursed. 

There will also be food and drinks available at the workshops.

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Participants will contribute to a final creative showcase of work at the end of the 12 weeks that will be planned, collated, and hosted by the young people. 

Friends and family members are encouraged to attend and help young people celebrate their achievements and enjoy seeing what has been created.

Young people are being encouraged to take part whatever their level of experience for the opportunity to work with enthusiastic, friendly and skilled tutors who will help them reach artistic heights.

They will be supported to feel more confident, overcome some of the hurdles they may be facing and gain qualifications.

As well as building confidence and passing on new creative techniques, engagement has helped young people make positive life choices and re-engage with education.

Full details on the programme can be found at

For more information or to join the programme, call Impact Arts on 0141 575 3001 or email