Art and Design

Art and Design

Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. An education in art and design will engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. 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.

From Early Years onwards pupils are encouraged to try out different mediums in various contexts, interpreting the world around them through colour symbols and materials. Whilst being taught techniques and styles, pupils refer to the works of well-known artists. Art is not just a standalone subject but is often linked to other subjects or topics.

The national curriculum for art & design aims for all pupils to: -

  • 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
  • learn about well-known artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms
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