Art and Design Statement of Intent
It is our intent for the Art element of our school curriculum 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 our pupils’ progress, we intend them to be able to think critically, develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design and produce art that reflects the joy, awe and wonder of God’s world. We want them to know how art and design can celebrate their talents and uniqueness and to appreciate those of others. It is our intent that Art and design will demonstrate how different cultures and beliefs, as well as our Christian faith, have shaped 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:
- 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.