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 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!

Artists

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

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 @ wldps

Year 1

Year 6

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Expressionism
Proportion
Birds & Nests

Renaissance
Proportion
Facial Features

Impressionism
Perspective
Landscapes

Abstract Expressionism
Collage
Animal Masks

Conceptual Art
Still Life
Fruit

Expressionism
Proportion
Robots

Fauvism
Still Life
Spells

Cubism
Perspective
Ocean

De Stijl
Collage
School Map

Pop Art
Sculpture
Fruit

Pop Art
Still Life
Picnic

Street Art
Collage
Promoting Current Issues

Post Impressionism
Perspective
Landscape

Romanticism
Still Life
Flowers

Surrealism
Sculpture
Body Figures

Post Impressionism
Proportion
Figures

Street Art
Collage

Cubism
Sculpture
Carving

Pop Art
Perspective
Landscape

Abstract Art
Still Life
Flowers

Pop Art
Proportion
Faces

Dadaism
Collage
My Voice

Art Nouveau
Sculpture
Abstraction

Cubism
Perspective
City Scapes

Impressionism
Still Life
Objects

Pop Art
Collage
My Voice Heard

Optical Art
Perspective
Mythical

Post Colonialism
Proportion
Faces

Surrealism
Sculpture
Bodies

Street Art
Still Life
Objects

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