A NEW art club run by volunteers in Glasgow is providing a place for adults to socialise and great creative.

Art Club One is being run out of Project Ability in Trongate and takes place weekly on Thursday nights from 6pm-8pm.

The club provides basic arts supplies to get people started and is also hoping to offer tutoring and workshops in the future. The club is open to new participants, who can enjoy a free taster ‘try before you buy’ visit. Thereafter it costs £5 per week or £20 per calendar month. Tea, coffee and biscuits are included.

Born off the back of a series of art lessons run by Drink Wise Age Well, a group of volunteers took over ownership and enlisted the help of Royal Voluntary Service to support it in setting up as an independent group.

Danielle McPhilemy, Royal Voluntary Service’s community engagement and development worker in Glasgow said: “Art Club One provides a perfect opportunity for adults in Glasgow to socialise and unleash their artistic side – giving them some ‘me time’ away from the stresses of day to day life.

"I have really enjoyed working with the volunteers running the group."

Royal Voluntary Service has been providing advice to Art Club One volunteers on the legal, administrative and marketing processes involved in running a community club, as part of a programme it is running in Glasgow with Prudential UK – Bring People Together. The programme aims to encourage and enable more people to volunteer to start their own clubs and activities in their community.

Danielle added: "We would be delighted to hear from anyone interested in starting up a group in Glasgow, like Art Club One. All ideas are welcome, from running a quiz group in a community hall, establishing a book club in a local library or exploring new ways to bring people together over food."

For more information, contact Danielle on 07767 020007.

For more details on Art Club One, email artclubone@yahoo.com or find them on Facebook.