“Art and design is the freedom of the individual, the freedom of expression and the freedom to fail without retort.” Simon Waterfall
“Art develops spiritual values and contributes a wider understanding to the experience of life, which helps build a balanced personality.” Bridgit Riley
Art and design isn’t a just subject to learn, but an activity you can practise: with your hands, your eyes, your whole personality.” Quentin Blake
A high-quality art and design education should 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.
At St Alban’s we inspire our children to be creative, independent, have freedom of expression and interpretation of what their own “art” is. There is no “wrong” way to create art, and children should not feel their work has to look a certain way. Celebrate difference and individuality.
At St Alban’s we have developed an art scheme that follows the aims of The National Curriculum for Art and Design. Pupils…
- 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