Donate work to ‘The Art Room’

The Art Room

Donations needed – can you help?

The Art Room was founded by Juli Beattie in Oxford in 2002 to address the needs of children who were not coping at school. Having worked at Great Ormond Street Hospital she realised that art as therapy could also nurture children with challenging behaviour in schools.

The Art Room now works with children and young people between the ages of 5 and 15 from 7 schools in Oxfordshire and 6 in London. Most of the students are disengaged from mainstream education, disruptive or withdrawn and all have been identified as needing special time away from their school. Many of the students have specific learning difficulties or have had an interrupted education. In addition, The Art Room has carried out a further government funded pilot project in Nottingham in order to test out models that could be used across the education system to help these disenfranchised and often desperate children.

If you are able to donate any work to this cause please contact Juli below.

The Auction will take place on Tuesday 8th December. Viewing during the day from 10am-6pm at Parasol Unit.

For further information: Juli Beattie, The Art Room
T 01865 779779 / 558828
The Art Room AuctionParasol Unit, 14 Wharf Road, London, N1 7RW
Tel: 020 7490 7373

Hand Drawings on the Portraiture Course

This drawing is from one of our students studying the Portraiture course. The depth of tone and the details the student has created within the hands is stunning and we hope that it inspires other students to study drawing hands too. They are a wonderful subject to tackle and often tricky too. Certainly a challenge for you all! If you have a go at drawing your hands or someone else’s hands send them in to us and we will blog them for you!


Tool Drawing

This drawing has been created by a Pet Portrait Diploma student who has completed a still life exercise for the course. We felt this piece of work was very blogworthy and we hope it inspires students from all courses. It feels very three dimensional and realistic, particularly the area of the drill with the wire coming over the top of it. We have added a detail close up so that you can see it a little clearer.

If any of our students have a piece of artwork they feel is blogworthy, please do get in touch!


Fund Raising Dinner at the John Moores University in Liverpool

The London Art College Partners recently attended a fund raising dinner at the John Moores University in Liverpool. The dinner was held in conjunction with the Royal Academy of Arts and the money raised went to the Royal Academy Schools. Less than twenty students a year are accepted to attend the Royal Academy Schools out of more than three thousand applicants. Past students include Constable, Turner and Matisse.