CLORE Art Room
Barlby Primary School – The Clore Art Room
The Art Room is a UK charity working with children and young people to increase their self-esteem, self-confidence and independence through art. Working with trained Art Room Practitioners, students work in small groups in the dedicated studio space.
The Clore Art Room started operating for our students and those of neighbouring Oxford Gardens School in September 2014 and was opened by Dame Vivien Duffield and Grayson Perry on 1st October. In January 2015, HRH The Duchess of Cambridge officially named the Clore Art Room. Students attend The Art Room for a number of reasons and through their work on tangible objects, such as chairs, lampshades and aprons, our students have been introduced to a sense of empowerment through transforming everyday objects into something individual and creative.
Open 5 days a week, its highly trained practitioners work with small groups of children aged between five and 11 years old in 1 hour 45 minute sessions. Each week, up to 104 children are able to access the Art Room’s methodology From September 2015, we hope The Clore Art Room and Barlby Primary will extend the provision of this unique intervention to other primary and secondary schools in the Borough.
Students can be referred to The Art Room by teachers, parents or carers, SENCO workers or other professionals working with them on their pastoral needs. The Clore Art Room works closely with The Orchard to share the provision and therapeutic intervention.
From January 2016, we hope The Clore Art Room and Barlby Primary will extend the provision of this unique intervention to other primary and secondary schools in the Borough.
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