The first Room 13 started in Caol Primary School near Fort William, Scotland eleven years ago. The idea of a student-run studio quickly expanded all over the world.
Not only is art created, but the group of students “ran the studio as a business, raising funds to buy art materials and employ a professional Artist in Residence to work with them.” Read about Rob Fairley and the impressive first group of students at room13international.org.
Currently, there are Room 13s in Botswana, South Africa, India, Nepal, and in our own backyard (thanks in large part by Light Bringer Project): the James A. Foshay Learning Centre in South Central (2008), Room 13 Eliot (2009) at Charles W. Eliot Middle School, and Room 13 John Muir (2010) at John Muir High School.
Eliot and John Muir Room 13s will be showcasing their work and their artists at Opus Bank on Tuesday, November 13th. Attendees can have their pictures taken by Pix by Tweens, which is Room 13 Eliot’s micro-business or have their portrait drawn by caricature artists of Room 13 John Muir.
Room 13 at Opus Bank
Tuesday, Nov. 13th, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
2 N. Lake Ave.
For complete info, visit lightbringerproject.com or call 626.590.1134