Arts Volunteer Opportunity : The Stencil Station Project
The Glasgow School of Art Open Studio are looking for student volunteers to support the ‘Stencil Station’ project. This project will offer children and young people a chance to try stencilling techniques outside Miss Cranston’s original Willow Tea Rooms, 217 Sauchiehall Street.
This volunteer project is part of the activities that are supporting the Willow Tea Rooms restoration. The Stencil Station Project aims to raise awareness about the renovation work that has occurred to date, while providing an opportunity for the public to engage in stencilling techniques used by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in the exterior and interior space of the original building.
We are looking for a wide range of volunteers to be involved in this initiative and would be keen to hear from current students whether studying full time at GSA, or who are undertaking a short course on offer through the Open Studio Programme.
Time commitment required: The Stencil Station project will require a few hours’ commitment a week from volunteers. The project is planned to run from now until November 2017 two afternoons a week, although this will be dependent on the success of the project.
Volunteer responsibilities will include: As a volunteer you will be supporting the delivery of the Stencilling Station workshops. The key duties include:
- Working with the public to deliver community based art activities.
- Supporting children and young people to develop skills within stencilling and visual making.
Will I be offered training? Yes, an information and training session will be held on Tuesday 12th September, 2pm-4pm, Fleming House, 134 Renfrew Street, G3 6ST. During the training you will be:
- Fully briefed about the stencilling project.
- Given further information about the restoration work that is underway at the Tea Rooms.
- Trained in stencilling techniques.
Interested? If you are interested in developing your skills, knowledge, facilitation experience and networks by taking part in this project, contact GSA Open Studio now at the email address below before Tuesday 12th September.
Contact: GSA Open Studio administrator Tahmina Ali, email@example.com with your details.
Download papercopy here:Tea Room Volunteers (003) (002)