Art and Design
Art and Design at Kimberworth CPS
At Kimberworth, we ensure that children are given opportunities to develop a range of art techniques so that they can experiment, invent and be creative.
We use and evaluate carefully chosen artwork from across the world as a stimulus for our own work. We hold high expectations of what children can achieve and we provide experiences and opportunities so that they will produce quality pieces of work that they are proud of.
Our units of art are linked to our projects and follow a clear teaching sequence. We plan and teach sequenced art lessons always starting by looking at an artist. We build up skills and knowledge, using a range of media -drawing, painting,collage, textiles, sculpture and painting- to reach a final endpoint for each unit. We revisit these areas each year to recall and build on previous learning so that over time, clear progression can be seen.
All children have a sketch book which they use to experiment and investigate different techniques, skills and media which help build towards their final piece. The children have the opportunity to critcally evaluate their own artwork and refelct and improve upon it. Quality artwork is displayed across our school and we also provide our children with the opportunity to celebrate and display their artwork to the public.
By the end of their time with us, we want children to have learned, improved and embedded a range of artistic techniques. They should have an knowledge of a broad range of artists and craftspeople, and be able to consider and discuss the artworks they come across. We want our pupils to be confident to explore, experiment and take risks, placing value on the process and journey that they take, not just on the finished product. Most importantly, we want children to have found and enjoyed a creative outlet – a means of self-expression and enjoyment!
Click here to see the National Curriculum programme of study for Art and Design.