Art kids show their street credentials

Gordon Cameron , Project Coordinator, YCreate Youth Arts with some of the children, Kyle Morris, Kyle king, Darcy Johnstone, Rhys Anderson, Megan Pyling, Rehan Ferguson, Kyle Ferguson.
Gordon Cameron , Project Coordinator, YCreate Youth Arts with some of the children, Kyle Morris, Kyle king, Darcy Johnstone, Rhys Anderson, Megan Pyling, Rehan Ferguson, Kyle Ferguson.

The culmination of two unique art projects created by young people in the town came together for a grand launch this week.

Young people from across Glenrothes took part in a graffiti art initiative throughout the summer hosted by the town’s YMCA.

Youngsters got to develop their very own street art skills with the help of a specialist graffiti tutor brought in for the three weeks of classes.

The popular classes that catered for a dozen youths was funded by St Ninian’s Church community cafe bursaries as part of their tenth birthday celebrations in July.

Gordon Cameron, Y Create project co-ordinator at YMCA organised the initiative and said the youngsters had dedicated themselves to the project right from the start.

“It proved extremely popular with the young people involved and from day one they threw themselves into it to make it a success,” explained Gordon.

“They were allowed to create there very own graffiti street art and learned a range of new art skills in the process,” he added.

As part of this week’s launch , a second project which involved youngsters creating their own unique art images by taking photographs of everyday objects and landscapes has also been completed.

The result is a thought-provoking photographic booklet that is now available to view.

The launch gives young artists an opportunity to showcase their work to the wider community and to give the local community an insight into the creative talent of local young people, reaction so far has been very encouraging,” said Gordon.

Shoppers will be able to view the range of artworks on Thursday and Friday this week outside Rothes Halls in the Kingdom Shopping Centre.