Art and design provides visual, tactile and sensory experiences and embodies some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education aims to 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 will be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. Children will have the opportunity to also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.
Kidsgrove Primary School 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. Skills in evaluation and analysis of creative works using the language of art, craft and design. In addition, know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.
In Key stage 1 pupils will be taught to use a range of materials creatively to design and make products. They will use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination. Children will be encouraged to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space. Exposure to the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, will encourage skills in describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work.
In Key stage 2 pupils will be taught to develop their techniques, including their control and their use of materials, with creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design. They will create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas. Opportunities to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay]. In addition, they will learn about great artists, architects and designers in history.
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