Art



Vision for Art and Design

Art is used to develop and extend pupils' visual curiosity, creativity, enquiry and aesthetic sensitivity to both the natural and synthetic world. It should expose children to a range of art and artists – past and present – national and global. Art should enable children to respond and enjoy expressing their ideas, feelings and imagination using visual media and practical manipulative skills. By using these approaches in art children will develop their individuality.


Effective Characteristics for Art

The ability to use visual language skilfully and convincingly (for example, line, shape, pattern, colour, texture, form) to express emotions, interpret observations, convey insights and accentuate their individuality

The ability to communicate fluently in visual and tactile form

The ability to draw confidently and adventurously from observation, memory and imagination

The ability to explore and invent marks, develop and deconstruct ideas and communicate perceptively and powerfully through purposeful drawing in 2D, 3D or digital media

An impressive knowledge and understanding of other artists, craftmakers and designers

The ability to think and act like creative practitioners by using their knowledge and understanding to inform, inspire and interpret ideas, observations and feelings

Independence, initiative and originality which they can use to develop their creativity





The ability to select and use materials, processes and techniques skilfully and inventively to realise intentions and capitalise on the unexpected

The ability to reflect on, analyse and critically evaluate their own work and that of others

A passion for and a commitment to the subject

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