"Every human is an artist"
Don Miguel Ruiz
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 are able to produce creative work, explore their ideas and record their experiences enabling them to become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques. Children should be able to 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 encourage progression in skills whilst allowing children the opportunity to revisit and build upon previously taught experiences. Art work may be linked to the theme that the children are currently working on and children will have the opportunity to work with paint, sketching, textiles, 3D and printing to develop own skills whilst developing an appreciation of artwork and artisits.
Each class will have a "spotlight on" and will celebrate the diversity of different artists across many different artistic periods.
"I love art and the way I get to paint and look at how to change the shades and tones of colours"
"I like it when we used clay to make my own pet, I was good at joining the bits together"
"I like looking at the different works of artiists and how they represent their feelings through their work"
We linked art to RE and entered a Spirited Arts Competition. We used transient art and painting to represent our ideas.
We linked art to science and hunted for signs of spring, using shade and colour mixing to perfect our work.