Our Art & Design Curriculum
Learning about Famous Artists - 'Artist of the Week'
Each week, our children find out about a different famous artist.
They have opportunities each morning, during our wellbeing sessions at the start of each day, to see and respond to the work of a range of famous artists. Children are encouraged to engage with the art they see, and be inspired to create their own art work in a similar - or contrasting - style.
Have a look at some of the famous artists we have learned about, below...
Progression of Skills in Art & Design
Please see the document below, which sets out the Art & Design skills taught year on year at Our Lady & St Patrick's
Our Vision Statement - Art & Design
At Our Lady & St Patrick's, children's work in Art and Design is closely linked to the topics they are studying. We aim to teach Art and Design in an engaging and creative way, which fires children's imagination.
Our aspiration is to ensure that children are engaged, inspired and challenged through their work in art & design. We believe that art stimulates creativity, imagination and inventiveness and we want all children to be able to enjoy, engage, respond and express themselves fully and confidently in art and design.
Art should enable the children to communicate what they see, feel and think.
Children should experiment with their ideas, their use of colour, texture, form, pattern and different materials and processes, enabling them to develop and secure their skill base and become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques.
Children are encouraged to use their skills to create their own independent works of art, craft and design. In order to achieve their best work, the students will have access to a range of good quality resources that will support each topic and enable a confident approach.
At Our Lady & St Patrick's, we aim to provide the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of art and design by exploring various artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms and their impact on culture and history.
Key stage 1 Pupils are taught:
Key stage 2 Pupils are taught:
One resource we are very proud of here at Our Lady & St Patrick's is our wonderful natural environment. Where possible, the children are often taken outside to draw in the natural light, in the woods and under the trees, making fantastic observations of colours and seasonal change. We encourage them to ask questions about what they see, and encourage them to be explorers of the world around them.
Our Art & Design leader ensures that our art & design resources are well-stocked and regularly refreshed, to ensure that all classes have access to high quality, well-stocked art & deign materials, to support their learning and progression of skills