Art & Design

Vision

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 our children to see their artwork as individual and unique to them. Know they can make creative choices, take risks and succeed in art.

Artists

All studies include a primary artist, artists that influenced them, artist from the same movement and contextual artists, who support children's creativity of their final pieces.

By the time our children leave our school, they will have been exposed to well over 100 different artists, including textile designers and architects.    

Studies

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.

Art & Design
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Year 1

Year 6

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Expressionism
3D Proportion
Wassily Kandinsky

Renaissance
Proportion
Giuseppe Arcimboldo

Impressionism
Perspective
Vincent van Gogh

Abstract Expressionism
Collage
Jackson Pollock

Conceptual Art
Still Life
Yayoi Kusama

Expressionism
Proportion
Franz Marc

Fauvism
Still Life
Henri Matisse

Cubism
Perspective
Olga Rozanova

De Stijl
Collage
Piet Mondrian

Pop Art
Sculpture
Roy Lichtenstein

Pop Art
Still Life
Claes Oldenburg

Street Art
Collage
Jean-Michel Basquiat

Post Impressionism
Perspective
Yayoi Kusama

Romanticism
Still Life
William Morris

Surrealism
Sculpture
Alberto Giacometti

Post Impressionism
Proportion
Georges Seurat

Street Art
Collage
Keith Haring

Cubism
Sculpture
Pablo Picasso

Pop Art
Perspective
David Hockney

Abstract Art
Still Life
Georgia O'Keeffe

Pop Art
Proportion
Roy Lichtenstein

Dadaism
Collage
Hannah Höch

Art Nouveau
Sculpture
Antoni Gaudi

Cubism
Perspective
Georges Braque

Impressionism
Still Life
Vincent van Gogh

Pop Art
Collage
Romero Britto

Optical Art
Perspective
Maurits Cornelis Escher

Post Colonialism
Proportion
Frida Kahlo

Surrealism
Sculpture
Joan Miró

Street Art
Still Life
Banksy

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