Art is a medium that is accessible to all: children can engage with, be inspired by and be motivated to create works of art. Our Art curriculum has been developed to:
- Challenge children’s knowledge and skills
- Motivate children to experiment
- Inspire children to invent and create their own works of Art, Craft and Design
- Allow children to think critically about Art and Art History
Through the curriculum, children experience being ‘valued’ as an artist. Children are expected to be reflective and evaluate their work, thinking about how they can make changes, how to develop their artwork – acknowledging that all art is different, but all art is valued.
While through their Art History exploration, children will gain a deeper understanding of art, its relevance in history and how it helped form contemporary art, children also learn a range of skills in line with the National Curriculum: 3D Modelling, Clay/Pottery, Sketching, Collage, Painting and Textiles. Each strand builds on techniques from pervious lessons while also cementing new skills. By using multi-media in each project, children continually develop a range of artistic technical skills.
To help embed Art into our curriculum, we offer children the opportunity to gain an Arts Award, inspiring them to connect with and take part in the wider arts world through taking challenges in an art form - from fashion to digital art, pottery to poetry. Through the Arts Award, children have the opportunity to:
- discover the enjoyment of creating and participating in arts activities
- experience arts events
- develop creative and communication skills
- explore the work of artists and craftspeople and gain insights into the professional arts world
- gain experience and knowledge to help progress into further education and employment