Our curriculum for art and design aims to engage, inspire and challenge pupils thus equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. We use a range of artists, sculptors and designers such as Monet, Seurat, Van Gogh, Warhol, Charles Knight, Roger Davies and Stephanie Calvet for inspiration and aim to ensure that pupils understand how art and design both reflect and shape our history and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of society.
Pupils are provided with a wealth of experiences as they progress through the school which enable them to build on their knowledge, skills and understanding of art and design techniques such as drawing, painting, printing and sculpture.
Lessons are taught using a cross-curricular approach, although some skills may be taught discretely should they not link to the cross curricular topics being taught.
Pupils will be taught:
- To use drawing, painting and sculpture with a variety of materials to develop and share ideas, experiences and imagination
- To record their observations and improve their mastery of art and design techniques
- About great artists, craft makers and designers and make comparisons with their own work