“If you hear a voice within you say, ‘You cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced” – Vincent Van Gogh
Art, craft 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.
To reflect this, we have an Art focus in the summer term. Pupils will learn and apply the relevant skills, through a topic based curriculum, whilst exploring the lives of famous artists.
We provide a rich environment in which we encourage and value creativity. We give pupils the opportunity to enter competitions, visit pieces of famous artwork and introduce them to various artistic techniques. By the end of each key stage, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified in the relevant programme of study.