The Art Room, located at WHEC, held an exhibition today of the children’s art work, presenting the beautiful work that the students have produced and to celebrate their first year at WHEC.
The exhibition allowed the children who use the Art Room to show all the works they have created to their friends, families and teachers. The room was full of colourful artworks from huge paintings, to sculptures and even decorated stools and clocks.
In September 2014, The Art Room studio was opened to offer art as a therapeutic intervention to students of WHEC and the neighbouring primary schools.
The Art Room believes in learning and achieving through art. Working with up to 72 students each week at the Wester Hailes Education Centre, The Art Room offers art as therapy for those who might be facing challenges in their lives. Since opening at WHEC over 40 students have used The Art Room, and the intervention is being extended to the neighbouring associated primaries.