Art and Design

In Art, children explore, express and create using a wide range of materials. Work will include drawing, painting, sculpture, multi-media and print work and will be a creative part of class topics.

The essential characteristics of confident artists are:

The ability to use visual language skilfully and convincingly (for example, line, shape, pattern, colour, texture, form) to express emotions, interpret observations, convey insights and accentuate their individuality.
The ability to communicate fluently in visual and tactile form.
The ability to draw confidently and adventurously from observation, memory and imagination.
The ability to explore and invent marks, develop and deconstruct ideas and communicate perceptively and powerfully through purposeful drawing in 2D, 3D or digital media.
An impressive knowledge and understanding of other artists, craft makers and designers.
The ability to think and act like creative practitioners by using their knowledge and understanding to inform, inspire and interpret ideas, observations and feelings.
Independence, initiative and originality that they can use to develop their creativity
The ability to select and use materials, processes and techniques skilfully and inventively to realise intentions and capitalise on the unexpected.
The ability to reflect on, analyse and critically evaluate their own work and that of others.
A passion for and a commitment to the subject.

Across their time at our school, children work with artists in residence, visit galleries and exhibit their work in exhibitions.