ARTYFACTS Parent Testimonial

My little boy attends the Art Club at one of the schools that the art academy run. He absolutely loves it! But more than this, it has been a really important experience for him in terms of affirming and validating not only his artistic efforts but his ability to think and express himself generally. He was told after one session that he could “think outside the box” and that this was something to celebrate: once he understood what “thinking outside the box” meant he was delighted!  As I was. I think it is this capacity for creative reflection that is sadly so often overlooked in mainstream education which in my view is all too often driven by standardized assessment processes that actually do little to work with what the individual child has to offer. “Arty-facts” has been a God send and indeed has raised Mark’s confidence generally so that his achievements elsewhere are also on the rise now. Thank you.  Thank you very, very much.  Best wishes,…”