Chelsea Rodger – Pastel Fox Studio

Chelsea, a trained artist, runs Pastel Fox Studio in Girvan. Chelsea has spent the past year developing her small creative business as part of the What if… Girvan programme.



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.

Chelsea 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.”

With the William Grant Foundation seed funding available through What if… Girvan, Chelsea was able to purchase the art materials she needed to run her workshops. She was able to buy artist quality materials, allowing her to teach the children with items she would use herself and create a more authentic experience.

Children painting at workshop

After the success of her summer holiday and Halloween workshops in 2017, Chelsea is planning some new workshops for the New Year. She is also looking into starting a Sketchbook Club in Girvan, which she hopes to have up and running soon.

“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 and with thanks to Firstport for the continued support.”

Find out more about Pastel Fox Studio on their Facebook page