By Grace Cooper
he Highrise Project is starting back on Tuesday, 12 September, with a drop in art space at Collective – Armley’s Community Art Studio.
The art space will be taking place on Tuesdays at the Armley Community Hub and Library.
From 10am-2pm people can attend the space and get involved with classes or work on personal projects. Free materials and refreshments will also be available.
The Highrise Project will also be offering other creative activities, beginning in the next few weeks, that residents are encouraged to attend.
From 4pm-6pm on select Tuesdays, The Highrise Project will be presenting Edek’s Doodle Chat. Edek Thompson is a Leeds based community artist, and the sessions will involve activities focused on mental health and creativity. Further sessions will also be run, in particular for men’s mental health, from 4pm-6pm.
New digital art workshops will also be starting at the Armley Community Hub and Library. Attendees can get involved with digital drawing, animation, AR and pattern photography from 19 September.
The Highrise Project is a group that aims to showcase and support the experiences of people living in social housing. The project uses art and creativity as an outlet for people to share their stories as well as their skills and interests.