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. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.
It is our role to ensure that children become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques. We want children to produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences; evaluating and analyzing creative works using the language of art, craft and design. Children will learn about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art form.
Our Art Curriculum
At Studley Green it is our aim to teach subjects in a cross-curricular manner, meaning that the Art curriculum will be embedded within the context of the children’s topic work. Although art and design is integrated across the curriculum, we believe that some skills need to be taught in isolation in order for children to simply practice working with a medium as an end to itself. Through the use of sketchbooks we encourage the use of experimentation, risk and innovation. We aim to create confident, independent artists who can articulate and value their own creative journeys.
Three budding young artist from year 4 went to The mead to expand their skills. They had a really good time. They explored different pencils, took and sketched ideas from pieces of art, created print and printed. Here's what they got up to.