Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education engages, inspires and challenges 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 can to begin to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. Through discovery and investigation children can learn how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.
The building blocks for this subject are set out in Statutory Framework for EYFS: Expressive arts and design involves enabling children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art.
Throughout their time in school pupils will have opportunity to:
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
learn about great artists, craft makers and designers, and begin to understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.
What does it look like at KSPA?
At KSPA pupils are encouraged to be creative and express their ideas and feelings in Art form. They are taught a variety of techniques and skills in order to achieve the desired effect. They are given the opportunity to study the work of famous and local artists and to work alongside professional practitioners. The children are given the opportunity to draw from life using a variety of media and explore colour, texture and pattern whilst using appropriate vocabulary. We encourage pupils to develop practical skills to create images and artefacts.
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