ART AND DESIGN INTENT
‘Every human is an artist.’ Don Miguel Ruiz
In our school, Art and Design aims to create a safe and nurturing environment in which children are encouraged to experiment, take risks and innovate, focusing on the journey rather than a pre-defined outcome. This is fostered by providing children with the opportunity to explore a wide variety of materials from the outset, and thus grow in confidence, understanding and the ability to self-direct learning (which will be supported by sketch books in KS2). We seek to deliver a curriculum that contrasts traditional skills with experimental work; small scale work with large scale work; 2D work with 3D work and art history with contemporary art. We will expose children to a variety of creative roles models and find out how art and design contributes to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.
There are 6 strands within Art and Design that the children learn about each year: drawing, painting, printing, textiles, mixed media and sculpture.
The children have 3 Art Projects each year: 1 large project and 2 smaller projects. The large project takes place during our Create Term and includes 3 or 4 of these strands. The 2 smaller projects inlcude the remaining strands not covered and are then linked to other curriculum work in our Discover or Explore Term to make this meaningful.
The 7 key concepts of Art and Design are Shape, Line, Colour, Tone, Texture, Space and Form. Each year group has a key concept they focus on, however the remaining concepts are woven into our planning through our large and smaller projects.