Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. 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.
The national curriculum for art and design aims to ensure that all pupils: produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques; evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design; know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.
At Gunness and Burringham we are passionate about Art and Design and believe that children should have real life opportunity to experience all aspects of art, whist developing their skills in all areas including drawing, painting, textiles, collage and 3D.
Art is taught weekly; lessons will involve a variety of learning styles including theory and practical activities. All learning will have clear outcomes and will progressively build understanding, knowledge and skills over time.
Each term every class will have a "Spotlight on..." and will learn about the work of a key artist linked to one of the art modules that they have been learning about.