“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 over 60 students per week from Oxford Spires and five primary schools – Church Cowley, St Francis, St Joseph’s, St Aloysius and New Marston. 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
Since 2008, Lisa Hancock and her team have worked with children aged 4 to 11, some of whom attend over a number of terms.
The Art Room at Orchard Meadow, Oxford
Catherine Sandford and her colleagues work in the heart of blackbird Leys with children from Orchard Meadow Primary School, Mabel Prichard Special School, St John Fisher Primary and Wood Farm Primary School. Windale Primary and Mabel Pritchard Specialist School. We are aimimg to extend the provision we offer by opening to new schools in the area.
Didcot Art Room at Stephen Freeman School
The Didcot Art Room was opened in February 2013 and has worked with children and young people from 20 schools in the Didcot Schools Partnership and local area. The art-as-therapy studio is currently open 3 days a week.
The Art Room at Robert Blair Primary School, London - The Outset Family Room
The Art Room at Robert Blair School is open for a total of 4 days a week. Working with children from Robert Blair Primary School, St Andrews, Tufnell Park, Yerbury and Regent High School.
The Art Room at Northolt High School, Ealing
Since September 2013, children from Ealing Borough have been benefiting from The Art Room and Senior Practitioners who offer small group sessions and invaluable therapeutic intervention at a time they most need it.
'...The Art Room has been a wonderful and most welcome addition to the learning community of Northolt High School. It is a beautiful space that is providing a high quality intervention led by professional and dedicated staff. The Art Room models a standard of excellence that is the goal of the whole school and coheres with the school motto 'Excellence as a Habit'. We look forward to the ongoing impact that the Art Room will have on the attitudes, confidence and sense of safety of some of our most vulnerable learners.'
Gloria Lowe, Head Teacher, Northolt High School.
The Clore Art Room at Barlby School, Ladbroke Grove London
On Wednesday 1 October 2014, The Art Room Patron, Grayson Perry and Dame Vivien Duffield officially opened the ninth Art Room space at Barlby School. The Clore Art Room at Barlby Primary School represents the culmination of sustained support from the Clore Duffield Foundation. The new studio offers therapeutic support to pupils of Barlby School and Oxford Gardens School and is open five days a week. Managed by Sarah Ambrose and her team of highly trained practitioners, small groups of children aged between 5 and 11 years-old are able to access our unique methodology in 1 hour 45 minute sessions. Each week, up to 85 children access this new Art Room.
Edinburgh Art Room at Wester Hailes Education Centre
n September 2014 the first Scottish Art Room opened at the Wester Hailes Education Centre Art Room offering art as therapy for those facing challenges in their lives in the surrounding area.
Working in collaboration with Maxine Sloss and a group of dedicated Edinburgh based Art Room supporters, Sheila Paton, Principal of Wester Hailes Education Centre hopes that following the initial opening period the studio will develop as an outreach Centre, where young people across the City who are at risk of disengaging from Education can access nurture and support. Managed by Tomasina Hurrell, the team of practitioners can work with up to 72 students each week.