Art and Design is part of everyone’s life. Good Art and Design Education develops the intellect, heightens aesthetic awareness and stimulates creative ability. All pupils have the ability to create and appreciate. Art and Design enables pupils to make unique visual, tactile and verbal responses to their feelings, ideas, surroundings and the work of others – it helps to fulfil pupils’ social, spiritual, social and emotional needs. As Pablo Picasso stated,, "every child is an artist ..."
In the EYFS - Foundation Stage
pupils are encouraged to be creative and think critically
Expressive Arts and Design: Exploring using Media and Materials
The development of children’s artistic and cultural awareness supports their imagination and creativity in all areas. We ensure ithat children have regular opportunities to engage with the arts, enabling them to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials. The quality and variety of what children see, hear and participate in is crucial for developing their understanding, self-expression, vocabulary and ability to communicate through the arts. The frequency, repetition and depth of their experiences are fundamental to their progress in interpreting and appreciating what they hear, respond to and observe.They will be encouraged to safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function.
Expressive arts and design: Being imaginative
Children will be encouraged to use what they have learned about media and materials in original ways, thinking about uses and purposes and they will also begin to represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through design technology, art, music, dance, role play and stories.
Key stage 1
Pupils will be taught:
- to use a range of materials creatively to design and make products
- to use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination
- to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
- about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work
- Children in this Key Stage also begin using sketchbooks.
Key stage 2
- Pupils will be taught to develop their techniques, including their control and their use of materials, with creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design.
- Pupils will be taught: to create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas
- to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay about great artists, architects and designers in history .
Extra curricular Activities - We are fortunate to have extremely talented staff who run a variety of Art Clubs - we will keep you informed of any new opportunities as they arise.
We regularly hold exhibitions.
Here are some useful links:
www. cubittartists.org.uk- contemporary art gallery
http://www.sculpture.org.uk- 20th Century British Sculpture
www.artlex.com- dictionary of art terms
www.indiaart.com- art forms of India
www.si.edu.- Smithsonian Institute
www. sculptureplace.com - contemporary sculpture
www.alifetime ofcolor.com/study/timeline.html, - timeline from pre-history to today
www. ibiblio.org/wm/paint/tl - timeline of painting styles and painters
www. guggenheim.or, - international contemporary art
www. metmuseum.org/toah - Metropolitan Museum of Art timeline
www.artinliverpool.com, galleries and artists in Liverpool
http://witcombe.sbc.edu/ARTHLinks.html, art history resources
www.artcyclopedia.com - fine art search engine
www.getty.edu - Getty Museum
www.tate.org.uk - Tate Galleries across the UK
http://africanart.org - website of African art
www.vam.ac.uk, - Victoria and Albert Museum
www.graffiti.org - graffitti from all over the world
www. graffiticreator.net, graffiti art creator
www.vroosh.com/search/art.html, art website links
www. archive.com - World wide art resources
Please enjoy the films below detailing our work, which include our Bee Film,
Bee Art Club, Graffiti workshop, Bee Sculpture and a film about our Sketchbooks for which we won a
MMU Sketchbook Prize.