Street Make aims to inspire creativity and innovation in young people by providing access to creative activities and technology within their local communities.
We create ‘Pop Up Maker Spaces’ that provide flexible working environments in a variety of locations and deliver a series of directed and themed workshops that offer access to a range of equipment and digital technologies.
Participants learn how to adapt and customize their clothing and sports equipment using a variety of techniques and technologies including computer aided design, digital fabrication, rapid prototyping and laser cutting.
In line with Aberdeen City’s Vibrant Aberdeen Cultural Strategy our programme is delivered by Maker Coaches who plan and deliver the Maker Space workshops and coordinate a range of creative practitioners, academics, postgraduate students, volunteers and others in the delivery of sessions.
Delivery partners include Look Again, Seventeen, HATCH, Gray's School of Art, the Robert Gordon University and the University of Aberdeen.
Super Monday Club
Super Monday Club is a series of workshops designed by STACK Artists collective for Look Again and Denis Law's Streetsport programme, to add creative activities to the sports already provided by the highly successful Cruyff Court located at Catherine Street Community centre.
STACK focused on capturing how the young people who use Catherine Street Community
Centre look at their local area. Starting with disposable cameras, the young people were supported to develop their creative skills by making collages, stickers, badges, drawings and stencils over the series of workshops, culminating in one final collaborative piece.
These images were sent to Supermundane, as a starting point to inform his ideas as he developed plans for his new artwork, called Super Aberdeen.
STACK Artist Collective are a group of artists and designers that maintain a creative connection to the North East. They were formed in late 2016 through the “Look & Learn” micro-residency programme led by artist Jason Nelson and initiated by Look Again Visual Art and Design Festival and Aberdeen City Council Creative Learning Team.
Since forming, STACK has worked together to develop their experience in delivering workshops to young people across the city as well as participating in festivals such as Spectra and Look Again Visual Art and Design festival. The Super Monday Club workshops have been created by Claire Burnett, Claire Paul, Grant Anderson and Laura Reilly.
With special thanks to Anne and Trina at Catherine Street Community Centre.
14 - 17 June / 10.00am - 17.00pm
Catherine Street (off George Street)
Super Aberdeen is a new collaborative artwork developed for the city by graphic designer Supermundane ( aka Rob Lowe).
Beginning with a childs-eye view of the area where the artwork will be located, the project uses patterns and forms generated by Aberdeen based STACK Artist Collective working with the children of the Catherine Street Community Centre, as direct and indirect influences for this public art work that celebrates the city.
The intricate visuals of Rob Lowe (aka Supermundane) have become an immediately recognisable feature of the contemporary design landscape. His practice is defined by a distinctively playful use of colour, line and typography, which can be seen through different disciplines from commercial commissions to his personal works. His work has been published and exhibited worldwide.
Extreme Art School
The curriculum is aimed at helping young people aged 16-21 make the transition into further education, training or employment (particularly within the creative industries) and builds on the success of Transition Extreme's flagship 'Alternative Academy'.
Participants will develop a portfolio by working alongside a variety of professional artists and designers and collaborate on a range of activities and projects culminating in a public exhibition of their work.
Delivery partners include Aberdeen City Council’s Creative Cultures Team, John Lewis Partnership, Seventeen and Make.
RGU supports this programme as part of its ongoing commitment towards widening access into further and higher education through the University's ‘Access RGU’ initiative.