HI this is me, Tina Gibson, the face and heart behind Room for Colours.
Born and raised in Germany I always felt the urge to travel the world and explore different cultures. After working as a kindergarten teacher and social worker for many years my British husband and I had the possibility to work and live in China.
Initially working as a primary teacher for German students I started teaching Art for international students. This was probably a real changing point in my life as I quickly realised how important art education is to students of all age levels. Shy students found a way to express themselves, strong students were able to challenge themselves, and for me the most impressive part was that students who struggle in other subjects had the option to shine and thrive.
In 2016 we made the decision to move with our two children to Budapest/Hungary. As I really wanted to bring my art teaching skills to a new level I took a two year art teaching course at the Farber Castell Academy in Germany.
That was the time when Room for Colours was born. An Art and Creativity school to make sure everybody feels free to express themselves through art.
In Budapest I worked with International schools, Drama schools and many, many private students. Together we created murals, stages and personal master pieces. Every project was unique and special. I also had the opportunity to start certain workshops for adults, to take away their fears of not being good enough at painting or drawing.
In December 2019 we moved back to Germany, probably the most exciting move back to the known unknown, there I was able to give art lessons and working at an International School again. Room for Colours offered a summer camp and a lot of artists were able to show their love during weekly courses.
In August 2021 my family and I had the opportunity to move to the wonderful city of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) in Vietnam. Inspired by my Art History studies at a British University, I am taking the time to create new online resources to inspire teachers, students, and parents for exploring the world of Art and Creativity.