Lifting the Lid and Mucking about with Minds: the example and challenge of Room 13

FORUM - ISSN 0963-8253
Volume 50 Number 3 (2008)

Lifting the Lid and Mucking about with Minds: the example and challenge of Room 13
PATRICK YARKER, pages 367-376
DOI: 10.2304/forum.2008.50.3.367

Abstract

Nicholas Serota calls Room 13 'the most important model for artistic teaching in school that we have in the UK.' This article describes and considers aspects of the Room 13 initiative. Begun more than a decade ago in Scotland and now spreading internationally, Room 13 treats pupils as artists and business-people. By working alongside adult professional artists-in-residence, pupils grow as artists and improve their visual literacy while taking charge of all aspects of the Room's management and devising ways to meet its running-costs. Impelled by pupils, Room 13 provides a venue where flourish vital elements of education which current state policy represses or neglects.

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PATRICK YARKER (2008) Lifting the Lid and Mucking about with Minds: the example and challenge of Room 13, FORUM, 50(3), 367-376. https://doi.org/10.2304/forum.2008.50.3.367

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