At Shavington Primary School, we aim to provide children with a broad and enriching art curriculum that develops their skills whilst also encouraging children to explore their own creativity and style. Our vision is for children to be immersed in and enthusiastic about art by celebrating their artwork and inspiring them through high quality teaching and delivery of the curriculum. Whilst at Shavington, children will create final pieces that have been inspired by research of different artists or use techniques from different cultures. They will be creative as they demonstrate their ability to apply new skills and experiment with newly learnt techniques. Children will be given opportunities to display their individuality through their application of previously learnt skills and techniques, demonstrating their talents and understanding where their strengths lie. Using a topic based curriculum, we are committed to helping children develop skills that are transferable and relevant across the wider curriculum.
At Shavington Primary School, we follow the National Curriculum programme of study for Art, with work being taught as part of a topic based, cross curricular approach that can be integrated into learning across different subject areas. Using this topic based approach, children can apply their artistic skills to real life examples and give meaning to their work. The main areas for teaching taken from the National Curriculum are; drawing, painting, colour, printing, pattern and form and these are taught multiple times throughout the key stages to ensure children have chance to keep building upon these skills and embedding them. We research and explore pieces of artwork and famous artists, forming our own opinions through discussion and evaluation. We then use this to inspire our own artwork and help us to develop new technical skills. We foster an environment that allows for risks to be taken, independence to be developed and all work is celebrated.
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.
Children’s evaluations should reflect their growing confidence and understanding of techniques and vocabulary. They should begin to have a sense of independence and understand and utilise their artistic strengths.
Through high quality teaching we ensure that all children are able to:
· Enhance their artistic knowledge and develop their creative awareness, eventually being able to apply their skills to create their own pieces of artwork.
· Explore artists and develop an appreciation and passion for a variety of artistic styles.
· Use a variety of materials, resources and techniques.
· To build their sense of selves by working creatively, with perseverance and resilience.
· To develop a sense of imagination and passion, with a confidence to take risks in their own artwork.