All children are born artists. The problem is to remain artists as we grow up.

In Professor Jonathon Fineberg’s 1997 book Children’s Art and the Modern Artist, it becomes evident that many of the famous artists of the twentieth century had vast collections of child art, from which they drew inspiration, or in some cases simply copied.
Claire Gibb, 2012
Claire Gibb, 2012International Director of Room 13

I believe children are the best artists in the world. I would love to be able to do what they do.

Julie Mitchell
Julie MitchellArtist-Teacher
William Johnstone, the Scottish painter, worked in schools in London the 1930s and 1940s. His routine was to ‘win [his students] confidence, and keep his own work alive, by teaching them not as a teacher but as an artist as though in his studio, inviting them to paint, as artists, with him – and on art of their own time and of their own making’.
Jenkin, 1981
Jenkin, 1981Writer