What we do

Creating art, Improving lives

Rowan is an arts centre and forest school for adults with learning disabilities.

Since 1984 we have provided a safe, creative, and enriching environment where the arts are used as a tool to bring people together and tackle social exclusion. Rowan is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 3pm, for 50 weeks a year. 

Rowan provides a range of creative workshops in:

Students can specialise in one area or join a number of different workshops.

Each workshop is run for 6-10 students per session, enabling students to develop their individual social and communication skills and participate in a stimulating group experience. Workshops can be attended for full or half days to suit each individual.

Students can choose to work on their own personal projects or on Rowan’s commissions.

In 2020 we launched Rowan Rangers, our new forest school which enables students to be creative and connect with nature.

Through our work, we aim to…

Rowan also run a range of community art classes during the evenings and weekends and you can also hire our venue our creative workshop hours.

We believe that people living with a disability should have the same choice, quality of life, opportunities and aspirations as others and with your support we can continue to make this possible.

If you, or someone you know would like to join us – why not become a student at Rowan?

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It costs over £600,000 a year to run Rowan. Can you help us?


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