Our art and design education has been constructed to 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 through exploring their own ideas and the work of others. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the diverse culture, creativity and wealth of our nation as well as studying a range or artists and styles from around the world. Pupils will become confident and proficient in a variety of techniques including drawing, painting, sculpting, collage, printing. Children will also develop their interest and curiosity about art and design through a series of lessons offering skills progression, and the opportunity to ask questions and demonstrate their skills in a variety of ways.
The Art and Design curriculum is carefully planned from our progression document to ensure coverage of the National Curriculum and that the skills taught are progressive from year group to year group. Pupils are given opportunities to express their creative imagination, as well as practice and develop mastery in the key processes of art: drawing, painting, printing, collage and sculpture. Pupils will develop their skills in line, tone, texture, colour, pattern, shape and 3D form. Their knowledge and skills are built upon over a sequence of lessons before amalgamating these skills to produce a final outcome. The Art and Design curriculum is linked with other curriculum areas to ensure that children understand the context of the artwork, as well as the artists, architects and designers that they are learning about and being inspired by.