Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. Art and design is a way to introduce children to life in all its breadth and complexity and it can embody the highest level of human creativity. The children develop an appreciation of God’s creations, beauty and precision shown in a range of art work. It allows children to understand and develop learning of one’s self, God and the world around them. God created us in His likeness therefore we are a creative people and art is an opportunity for us to express this.
Our art curriculum engages, inspires and challenge pupils to think critically, observe and reflect and through this exploration of artist ideas and designs, children have the opportunity to experiment, invent, solve problems, persevere and create their own works of art, craft and design.
We encourage children to create a sense of awe and wonder through expression, developing the understanding in art that there is no right answers just expression, this can help children see things differently and can open new ways of thinking.
As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.
We aim to allow children to take ownership of their work which builds self-esteem, enriches ideas and pride in art work.
The national curriculum for art and design aims to ensure that all pupils:
produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences
become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques
evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design
know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.
We actively encourage our children to develop artistic awareness and acquire skills, knowledge and understanding to express individual ideas. Teaching should ensure that ‘investigating and making’ includes ‘exploring and developing ideas’ and ‘evaluating and developing’ work. ‘Knowledge and understanding’ should inform this process.