Subject Leader: Mrs Carey
The National Curriculum (2014) sees Art as a form of creativity, which inspires, engages and challenges children. A high-quality art education should provide knowledge and skills which allow children to investigate, invent and produce a range of artwork, the development of a deeper understanding of art, and the history of art and how it has shaped the world around us.
Art at Caedmon
Art at Caedmon helps pupil’s explore artists and designers work, to develop their own thoughts, ideas and inspirations. Art is taught using a range of materials and through a variety of methods. Art allows children to practice skills and techniques, which can be collaborated together to create individual works of art.
The intent of Art and Design within school is to ensure that all children will receive learning, which allows them to develop creatively and imaginatively as they progress through school. The children at Caedmon describe art lessons as relaxing and emotive; they also said lessons help to ‘capture imagination’. Children say they enjoy making their own designs and that they enjoy watching demonstrations of skills by staff and on videos. Artwork, skills and techniques are gathered using a sketchbook, which moves through school with children and clearly demonstrates a progression in skills.
Throughout lessons children should be exposed to technical vocabulary associated with the skills and techniques linked to a particular topic. Children state that they enjoy using different resources in art some of these being ‘charcoal, water colours, fabrics, paints and chalk’. At Caedmon we believe that children should have the opportunity to see how different artistic techniques are used within a real life context. Children at Caedmon understand the importance of art and are aware of some of the jobs, which can be undertaken using these skills. As a school we aim to provide children with experiences and visits to develop skills and understanding within art. Similarly, our goal is to ensure children develop an understanding of how artists and art movements influence societies and in turn help create original pieces influenced by others.