Art curriculum vision and aims
Art and design stimulates creativity and imagination. It provides visual, tactile and sensory experiences and a unique way of understanding and responding to the world. Pupils use colour, form, texture, pattern and different materials and processes to communicate what they see, feel and think. Through art and design activities, they learn to make informed value judgements and aesthetic and practical decisions, becoming actively involved in shaping environments. They explore ideas and meanings in the work of artists, craftspeople and designers. They learn about the diverse roles and functions of art, craft and design in contemporary life, and in different times and cultures. Understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts have the power to enrich our personal and public lives.
The Aims of School Art
to develop their capacities to express ideas and feelings and record them in a variety of ways, reviewing what they have done and describing how they might change or develop further work.
To develop knowledge, skills, values and attitudes.
to develop visual perception and visual literacy so they are able to communicate ideas, use a range of language, make confident visual statements and take part in discussions.
to develop, practice, build on and extend skills in drawing, painting, printing, collage, textiles and sculpture.
to develop and use a range of art styles including pattern, texture, colour, line, tone and shape, form and space.
to experience and improve their critical awareness of the roles and purpose of art in different times and cultures.
to develop their capacities to engage with, enjoy and critically appreciate a range of art made by themselves, their peers and other artists.
To make images and artifacts reflecting on the visual and tactile nature of the world in which they live and their responses to it.
to develop creativity and imagination and confidence in themselves as artists.