Art, Craft and Design

Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.

Our art and design curriculum aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences
  • become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture 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.

Pupils have opportunities to work with a range of materials and media to create different works of art, some of which is linked to the topic or theme that the class is learning about. In addition to this our pupils learn about different artists through history, about their life and their artistic style.

A further appreciation of art is fostered through the enrichment opportunities that we provide for our pupils, such as trips to local galleries, exhibitions and visitors into school. Projects have been undertaken in school, which have led to our pupils creating works of art for various showcases.

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