“On Thursdays, I wake up, jump out of bed, get dressed and run down stairs. I don’t want to be late for The Art Room.”
Year 4 student
“At The Art Room the clock is magic, the time seems to go more quickly”.
Year 5 student
“When you’ve had something as good as The Art Room you think about it for a long time afterwards.”
Year 8 student
The Art Room at Oxford Spires Academy, Oxford - Alexandra’s Room
Clare Keep and her colleagues work with students from Oxford Spires and two primary schools - East Oxford, and St Francis. Recent projects have been based on artists Hundertwasser and Julian Opie and the work that the students have created has been of a very high standard which has had a huge impact on the students’ confidence and self-worth.
The Art Room at Rose Hill Primary School, Oxford - Pippa’s Room
Lisa Hancock and her colleagues work with children from Year 1 to Year 6. Each week they work with 70 children. The Art Room willl be offering family workshops to parents / carers from the school.
The Art Room at Orchard Meadow, Oxford
Catherine Sandford and her colleagues work with children from the school as well as from Windale Primary and Mabel Pritchard Specialist School
The Art Room at Matthew Arnold School, Oxford
The Art Room at Matthew Arnold was set up in September 2011 as a ‘pop up’ project where we have a designated room at this thriving secondary school. Currently, we are working with students from Years 7-11 who have varying needs, such as non-attendance,ill health and distinct needs such as Autistic Spectrum disorders.
The Art Room at Robert Blair Primary School, London - The Outset Family Room
Our first Art Room in London works with children from Robert Blair School and Tufnell Park Primary School. It is open 3 days a week, funded by the Outset Contemporary Art Fund.
'...We are very excited about the benefits that The Art Room can bring to our own school community and the wider community of schools in the area. We have many vulnerable children who are already accessing the support of The Art Room's structured and nurturing therapeutic environment where they can have a fresh start and find success in the art-based activities. We strongly believe that the arts play a crucial role in building children's self-esteem and confidence, enabling them to go on to be creative, thoughtful members of society.'
Mark Miller, Head Teacher of Robert Blair Primary School