Subject Leader: Mrs Leavesley
“Every child is an artist.” Pablo Picasso.
The strands of the Art National Curriculum
- 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..
Our Vision for Art…
At Eaves, we believe that Art and Design provides the opportunity to develop the whole child. It encourages creativity, curiosity and self-expression whilst instilling resilience, exploration and confidence. Art and Design aims to inspire a future generation of creative thinkers whilst enhancing their knowledge of a wide range of Artists and styles. Art and Design gives children the visual language of art– line, tone, texture, colour, pattern, shape and 3d form.
Why is Art important?
At Eaves we believe it is important to develop creative learners. We feel that Art and Design equips and enhances risk takers, evaluators, and develops reflective and engaged learners. Children will develop knowledge of artists and use this knowledge to build upon and enhance their work as they move throughout school. They will also embed key art skills essential to allow them to produce inventive pieces of art while the development of increasing their technical drawing skills remaining at the heart of every project.
What Art looks like…
At Eaves, our children will be given opportunities to present a sense of vision through observation, experimentation and the significant development. Also, we want to ensure all of our children have enhanced and transferrable Technical Drawing skills which they can apply the principles of across a range of art styles. The exploration of sketchbooks work will have a significant role in every year group for every topic and within this, children will explore the artistic work of various artists. Children will explore the works of art through a range of Great Artists, contemporary artists and local artists to inspire their own personal development in this subject. In every year group and for every topic, children will complete an ongoing journal through use of sketchbooks and will develop drawing skills. In each key stage (KS1, Lower KS2 and Upper Key 2) children will be taught skills in 6 areas of– Painting, Textiles, 3D form, Digital Media, Collage and Printing. The Elements of Art will be weaved into each topic.
Opportunities presented to our children include: Art competitions throughout the year– both in school and locally (St.Helens Youth Open Art Competition). Visits to local art galleries– The Walker in Liverpool and The World of Glass. Children have the opportunity to display their work to give it purpose. Children can develop relevant skills through after school clubs.