The Art and Design curriculum will be designed to enhance the children’s understanding and knowledge of the elements of art and enable them to develop a greater ability to express themselves through a wide variety of media. With a dedicated art room and specialist teachers we will be able to develop and extend all children’s knowledge and skills and challenge those with a love of art to push themselves to the highest level.
Two-dimensional art, three-dimensional art and digital media will all be studied each year and the children will be challenged at an ever-increasing level as they are introduced to age-appropriate high-level art work.
The children will be presented with learning opportunities to work with 2D media and techniques that can be used to explore colour, line, and pattern, using a variety of materials. Comparisons will be made with the life and work of a selection of artists.
Through this the children will learn how to select the materials, techniques and media they think best enable them to create the 2D image that they envisaged. They will be able to gain a better understanding of the processes that artists use and how to emulate them.
Children will be taught about artists who have used shape and form in their work and given the chance to explore sculpture and 3D media.
This will allow them to develop the ability to represent their ideas in either real or abstract form using a range of techniques and materials.
This area of teaching will investigate the impact that new technologies have had upon art and allow the opportunity to create and manipulate images using computer software, cameras and video recording.
These units will provide a platform for children to explore the new boundaries of art and also combine these with more traditional methods.