Art & Design
Through our art curriculum we aim for children to learn and develop artistic skills which will enable them to enjoy exploring the processes of art, and to express themselves using a range of media and techniques; with inspiration from a wide variety of artists and crafts persons.
Art provides visual, tactile and sensory experiences and a unique way of understanding and responding to the world. Children use a variety of tools, materials and processes, to explore and represent colour, form, texture and pattern, to communicate what they see, feel and think. Through looking at art in original/reproduction form, children’s awareness of the diverse roles and functions of Art and Design in the wider world is broadened. Understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts have the power to enrich our children’s lives. All children are valued as artists in their own right and work is regularly displayed around the school.
Our aims in teaching Art and Design are to enable children to –
- produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences
- become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking and other art, craft and design techniques
- evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design
- know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms