Local LGBTQ+ group get creative with The Art School
LJMU Outreach and The Liverpool Art School were pleased to welcome a group of young people from YPAS (Young Persons Advisory Service) LGBTQ+ Youth Group to experience an afternoon of printmaking, held at John Lennon Art and Design Building.
During the workshop, the young people (aged 14-21) created images and designs, which they then heat and transfer onto items of clothing.
Paul Rooney, LGBTQ+ Guidance worker said:
“The young people of GYRO (the Young Person’s Advisory Service’s LGBTQ+ Youth Group) really enjoyed having the opportunity to design and produce their own t-shirts thanks to the workshop facilitated by LJMU. The workshop not only gave them the chance to get creative but it also allowed them to see what LJMU has to offer as a University in terms of resources and teaching. For most of the young people it was their first time stepping in to the John Lennon Arts and Design building and the staff who facilitated the session made all the young people feel really welcome and gave everyone the opportunity to create and take home a t-shirt of their own design. This is one of a number of opportunities that LJMU has given the young people of GYRO to try and learn something new and we look forward to working with LJMU again in the near future.”
Catherine Shillito, Schools and Colleges Account Manager commented, " Over the past number of years we have developed a strong relationship with Paul and the team at YPAS. Each academic year we aim to give a breadth of experiences from general H.E advice to academic led sessions such as those delivered by the Fashion Department. In addition to on campus activities, the Outreach Team have also delivered sessions at YPAS' city centre site.
For information on activities in which the LJMU Outreach deliver please contact Catherine Shillito - C.H.Shillito@ljmu.ac.uk