Art is taught in the school through practical experiences. The children are encouraged to develop their creativity and imagination and express themselves with a variety of different media. Through the lessons, the children are given the opportunity to study and practice different techniques using famous artists and pieces of art as a stimulus. Throughout both Key Stages, the children are encouraged to build upon their existing skills and develop fine motor control using different materials and tools to produce visually stunning individual pieces which are displayed throughout the school. We develop the children’s awareness of the roles of Art, Crafts and Design from different times and cultures and how they have helped to shape modern life.
We had a wonderful opportunity to work with the artist Ian Fennelly. We used empty milk bottles to create sculptures of children. Our parents came along too and helped us. I don’t know who enjoyed it more!