A TRAINED artist has spent the past year developing her small business as part of the What If… Girvan programme.

Chelsea Rodger, who run Pastel Fox Studio in Girvan has recently launched some upcoming workshops around Mother’s Day and Easter after the success of her summer holiday and Hallowe’en workshops.

With the William Grant Foundation funding available through What if… Girvan, Chelsea was able to purchase the art materials she needed to run her workshops.

She said: “I grew up in Girvan and I want to improve the town’s connectivity and bring people together through creativity. 

“Girvan deserves to regenerate, bring passing trade through the town and have plenty of choice of activities for both tourists and residents.

“I had a good time growing in 2017 and now, with the start of the New Year, I look forward to growing and learning even more – hopefully getting better at organising more fun things for my business.”

Chelsea has started offering workshops at her studio, delivering a range of creative activities which focus on those under 18.

She is passionate about creativity and its role in community cohesion; she hopes that the space will provide a creative outlet for young people and those looking to gain new skills.

Find out more about Pastel Fox Studio you can visit their Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/PastelFoxStudio/