Art is taught by a specialist Art teacher who fully understands strategies for promoting confidence in Art, Craft and Design. The child learns to focus on celebrating personal response and every child is encouraged to believe their contribution as an artist, craftsperson or designer is valuable. Children develop metacognitive strategies as they identify key learning during the process of art-making. They are given the opportunity to investigate a broad range of materials, techniques and artists during their explorations, including the use of digital technology.
Drawing is taught through focussed sessions, laced with ample purposeful praise and fun. Children work through expressive activities also in order to level the playing field for those who find drawing challenging. Collaborative art-making is a regular occurrence also because it provides prospects for children to share ideas and build on important relationships whilst supporting our values based education and the Academy Cornerstones.
Overall aims of the department:
  • Children should enjoy their time in the department.
  • Children will have opportunities to explore and experiment.
  • Personal responses will be encouraged and celebrated.
  • Children will learn to use a range of tools, techniques and materials including digital technology and 3D work.
  • Children will work collaboratively to gain practical skills that can be referred to and built upon.
  • Children will know how to create work in the style of other artists and to respond to a range of stimuli.
  • Children will begin to record process.
  • There will be extra curricular opportunities through after school clubs and outdoor art-making sessions.