Our art curriculum is progressive, designed to deepen and build on previous years. Its primary purpose is to promote artistic interest, confidence and creativity. At the heart of all our studies is a focus on drawing techniques, allowing children to develop their ability in putting pencil to paper.
Our aimis to introduce children to a wide range of artists from across the world from the past and the present, broadening their cultural capital. Children’s artistic knowledge and associated creativity is not confined to a creative subject within school. Instead it is a valuable asset that gives them opportunities within work environments of the modern world.
We want ourchildren to see their artwork as individual and unique to them. Know they can make creative choices, take risks and succeed in art. And the outcome can be great!
All studies include a primary artist, artists that influenced them, artist from the same movement and contextual artists, which relate to the children’s final pieces.
By the time our children leave our school, they will have been exposedto well over 100 different artists, including textile designers and architects.
Studies will be alive with discussion around artists and their work. They are typified by opportunities for children to harness their growing knowledge and understanding, expressing themselves creatively.
Each year group has five studies with drawing techniques development running throughout alongside painting and sculpture techniques and collage. As children move through school, they will become confident in drawing perspective, still life and human body and facial features.
Our children will use a range of artistic techniques and tools to complete their work carefully designed progression documents.