Art and Design

Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity, which is something that we want all children to be able to be. 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 throughout their time at Duke Street, 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 and Duke Street aims are 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.

Attainment targets

By the end of each key stage, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified in the relevant programme of study.

Key stage 1

Pupils should be taught:

  • to use a range of materials creatively to design and make products
  • to use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination
  • to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
  • About the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work.

Key stage 2

Pupils should 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.

Pupils should be taught:

  • to create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas
  • 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]
  • About great artists, architects and designers in history.

 

Throughout each year at Duke Street, each class will follow a process, where they will develop their skills and produce amazing work. Each year the children will follow a cycle, inline with our progression of skills documents. Over the course of the two year cycle, the children will experience and be exposed to a range of skills in Drawing, Sculpture/3D, Printing, Painting Textiles/collage and Digital Media

Each topic taught will be taught in the same, systematic way, where the children will develop their understanding of the artwork which they will need to produce, include the techniques needed. Then they will look at generating ideas to produce their own. Once they have decided on their designs that incorporate the techniques needed, they will produce their artwork. When they have completed their artwork, they will then evaluate their work, to make sure that it meets their expectations and that they have covered the necessary skills needed to be successful.

We really do hope that the children enjoy Art at Duke Street, and that they find a passion for being creative.

Intent:

We place a great emphasis on the importance of Art within our school. It enables children to express themselves in a creative, imaginative manner and through exploration. We intend to teach the children a skills based curriculum, with individuality and creativeness flowing through everything they do. The skills that the children learn throughout their school life develop over time, which can be seen within our progression of skills document.

 

Implementation:

Teaching of Art and Design Technology in Early Years Foundation Stage

In Early years, Art and Design plays a very important role in their development. Children are taught to represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through design and technology, art, music and dance.

They safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function.

Teaching of Art in Key Stage 1

Pupils should be taught to;

  • to use a range of materials creatively to design and make products
  • to use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination
  • to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
  • about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work.

Teaching of Art in Key Stage 2

Pupils should 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.

Pupils should be taught:

  • to use sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas
  • to not be afraid to challenge themselves and make mistakes
  • 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]
  • about great artists, architects and designers in history.

In all year groups, each unit taught will focus around a famous artist or piece of art. The children will develop an understanding of the artist, and the skills used to create their masterpieces. The children will be exposed to the skills from famous artists such as Vincent Van Gogh, Georgia O'keefe, Gustav Klimt and L S Lowry, as well as local artists such as Christine Cummings (ceramics), William Heaton (watercolours) and David Pott (landscape and seascape).

 

Impact:

Children will be become creative learners, who have a web of knowledge about the great artists of the world and local to the North West. Creativity and uniqueness will be celebrated and children will become astute at editing and improving the pieces they have created as well as evaluating their own work. As teachers, there will be an emphasis placed on individuality and children will be given the freedom to explore art using their imaginations. Children will have embedded the key art and design skills needed to allow them to produce inventive pieces of art. 

 

Art Club

Throughout the second half of spring term, and summer term, Mr Stephens and Mrs Quinton will be working with a range of different children throughout Key Stage 2, working on a variety of skills. We will work on developing some of the basic skills, as well as pushing our understanding of watercolours and how we can create landscapes, setting a scene.

The children have loved learning some of the skills so far, and have enjoyed the experience that Mrs Quinton brings to our sessions.

 

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