Art 

 

Our art curriculum inspires children to observe closely and to sketch, paint and sculpt with confidence and a trained eye.  Every child should feel the thrill of producing unique and creative work in a range of media.  Pupils can evaluate and analyse their own work and in doing so, they learn that constructive criticism and perseverance are rewards in themselves as they usually lead to improvements.

Reception and Keystage One pupils experiment with a wide range of materials and explore colour, pattern, texture, lines and forms.  Their enthusiasm is unbridled and their output prodigious!

Keystage Two pupils keep sketch books and continually review and improve on ideas.  They spend considerable time learning to sketch  and shade with accurate perspective.  This gives them confidence to paint and sculpt more freely.

All pupils are taught to look carefully at the work of great artists and to know something of their person and historical context.

 

This is our art topic timetable for this year (2018/19)

 

Art

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Y

E

A

R

R

Colour mixing

Kandinsky

Painting & sculpture

Sketching from observation

Van Gogh

1

Colour mixing

Under the sea

Fire

Texture

Castles

Pattern & Drawing skills

2

Land art

Collage

Modern day & Eco artists

Charles Mackintosh

Observational drawings

Landscapes

3

Pastels & texture

Sculpture

Line drawings

Architecture

Observational drawing and painting

Flowers

4

Full size figures

Skin tone

Light & dark

3D drawings

3D sculptures

Coastal Seascapes

5

Exploring media & emotions

3D sculpture

Henri Rousseau 

Textiles (Costumes)

Mexican art printing

6

Papier mache

Art linked to Greeks

Mountain landscapes (linked to artists Roerich & Bierstadt)

 

 

Art and Design & Technology are timetabled together.  Some terms, classes will be undertaking a design & technology project rather than art.