Many of the children who come to The Art Room are disengaged from mainstream education, disruptive or withdrawn and all have been identified as needing special time away from their classrooms. The problems students might have include experiencing numerous educational interruptions or having specific learning difficulties or autism spectrum disorders. Some have recently arrived in this country, others are prime carers within their family, or are ‘looked-after’ children in the care system. Some might just need a respite from the pressures of mainstream education.
The Art Room has demonstrated that in a caring and creative environment the most challenging children can ‘learn and achieve through art’. Our methodology has been tried and tested in both specialist and mainstream schools with positive results.
02/21/2012 Catherine, Duchess Of Cambridge Visits Schools In Oxford – Catherine Duchess of Cambridge visits Oxford Spires Academy on February 21, 2012 in Oxford, England. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, as patron of charity The Art Room, visited two schools in Oxford in association with the organisation that works with children to increase self-confidence and self-esteem.
06/15/2012 – Performance Of ‘The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe’ In Kensington Gardens – Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge smiles as she hosts children and young people from the Art Room at a performance of ‘The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe’ in Kensington Gardens on June 15, 2012 in London, England.
02/14/2014 – ICAP Art Room Opening At Northolt High School– Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the ICAP Art Room opening at Northolt High School on February 14, 2014 in London, England.
01/15/2015 – The Duchess Of Cambridge Officially Names The Clore Art Room At Barlby Primary School – Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge smiles after being given a chair as she arrives to officially open The Clore Art Room at Barlby Primary School on January 15, 2015 in London, England.