Art at All Saints'
Artists explore ideas and record experiences to represent
the highest forms of creativity.
At All Saints' we believe that art is a vital part of children’s education and has a significant and valuable role in the broad and balanced curriculum we offer our pupils. Art contributes to children’s personal development in creativity, independence, judgement and self-reflection. The art curriculum will develop children’s critical abilities and understanding of their own and others’ cultural heritages through studying a diverse range of male and female artists.
Understanding of the visual elements of art and design (line, tone, texture, colour, pattern, shape, 3D form) will be developed by providing a curriculum which will enable children to reach their full potential. We teach an artists and skills-based art curriculum, which gives opportunities for children to express their creative imagination as well as practise and develop mastery in the key processes of art: drawing, painting, printing, textiles and sculpture, all whilst studying a range of noted contemporary and classical artists.
Our objectives in the teaching of art and design are:
At All Saints, we endeavour to use a variety of teaching and learning styles in art and design lessons with our principal aim being to develop the children’s knowledge, skills and understanding within the subject. Children will be given the opportunity to develop their understanding of the visual language of art with effective teaching and considered sequences of lessons and experiences, including effective and insightful feedback, allowing all children to make progress within the subject.
We ensure that the act of investigating and making something includes exploring and developing ideas, and evaluating and developing work. We do this best through a mixture of whole-class teaching and individual or group activities. Teachers draw attention to good examples of individual performance as models for the other children, allowing the children to constantly be evaluating their own work and making decisions to develop their own learning as we encourage children to evaluate their own ideas and methods, and the work of others, and to say what they think and feel about them.
We give children the opportunity to work, by themselves and in collaboration with others, on projects in two and three dimensions, and at different scales. Children also have the opportunity to use a wide range of materials and resources, including Information and Communication Technology.
We ensure that children:
Children learn how to become independent thinkers and problem solvers, becoming resourceful, innovative, and evaluative artists. Through the analysis of contemporary and classic artists, children develop a critical understanding of its impact on entertainment, heritage and culture. High-quality art education makes an essential contribution to the creativity of children throughout their lives.