Our art and design curriculum inspires and challenges our pupils. The art and design units promote experimentation, invention and creativity. We look at a range of influential artists and designers. This develops pupils’ knowledge and skills. We develop lifelong artists through our key drivers:
• Using sketch books to reflect on and adapt designs
• Broadening thoughts and opinions of artistic interpretation
• Using different mediums to convey texture, line, shape and tone.
Pupils develop a greater understanding of artistic skills throughout the primary phase. Art and design explores questions about the impact and effect art can have on different times, cultures and people. Pupils explore the many forms of art and creativity. They explore sculpture, painting and colour mixing, shading techniques and the use of texture and colour for example.
Pupils also learn about influential people who have affected the art and design world. These may be architects, artists or designers. By learning about these people, we aim to inspire pupils. As a result, we encourage pupils to express themselves and understand how art is applied to the real world.
The strands in art are:
• Responding to art
• Sculpture and form
• Painting and colour
• Drawing, line and tone
• Printing, pattern and textiles