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The Art Room

The Art Room

Charity information

The Art Room

The Art Room is a pioneering charity based in Oxford aimed at 5 – 16 year olds who are experiencing difficulties at school.

The Art Room offers art as therapy'to children and young people using art to raise their self-esteem, self-confidence and independence. Many are disengaged from mainstream education, disruptive or withdrawn and all have been identified as needing special time away from their school. Some of the students may have specific learning difficulties or have had an interrupted education. Some have recently arrived in this country, some are prime carers within their family, others are ‘looked-after’ children (children in care).

The Art Room:

Offers respite from their pressured lives
Supports children in developing positive relationships
Enables them to express themselves by engaging in different forms of creative artwork
Provides an opportunity to engage with mainstream education

The Art Room has demonstrated that in a caring and creative environment the most challenging children can ‘learn and achieve through art’. The methodology has been tried and tested in specialist and mainstream schools and the results have been very positive.

Founded 2002

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