“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
Art and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. 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. National Curriculum 2013
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 follow the Art National Curriculum as we know this is ambitious for our children.
In each Year group the children will be taught: Three different art disciplines from drawing ,painting, collage, textiles, printing and sculpture.
In their school career each child will be taught: Twelve projects in drawing or painting, and three projects in each of collage, textiles, printing and sculpture. Allowing them to systematically build on their skills and knowledge throughout the whole art curriculum. (See long term plan).
In each of the three art projects each year there should be evidence of investigating and making, includes exploring and developing ideas and evaluating and developing work. Knowledge and understanding should also inform this process.