Art and Design
The art curriculum offers students the opportunity to communicate, share and express their individual creativity, independence, resilience, and self-awareness whilst providing them with the fundamental skills, techniques and knowledge needed to create both unique and collaborative pieces of art or craft. It empowers students to discover great artists and develops their natural sense of wonder and curiosity to explore and be inspired by their own and others’ cultural heritages. Students are given time and space to explore new ways to be creative, ensuring that the process of art takes precedence over product to enable students to focus on the enjoyment and satisfaction in the creating process. The creation of art improves and enhances the physical, mental and emotional well-being of individuals of all ages and abilities.
Through the teaching and learning of art, students will have the opportunity to experience and create a range of different art forms in which they will foster creativity, imagination and confidence—skills that are transferable throughout the curriculum. Art will enhance students’ understanding of society through developing their knowledge of the context in which a piece of art has been created in. Throughout the programmes of study, art will encourage students to demonstrate appreciation towards a variety of stimuli and encourage students to think critically and communicate their opinions and interest—key skills that are valuable in school and beyond.
Over a year, students will experience painting, craft and sculpture; these will be explored through the elements of ‘Shape, Form and Space’; ‘Colour and Pattern ’ and ‘Texture’. Mark Making (drawing) will be ongoing throughout each term.
Throughout each term, students will be given opportunities to:
• discuss and review their own and others work and express thoughts, opinions and feelings
• expand their knowledge and vocabulary of art techniques, concepts and art forms
• make connections between their own experience and artwork from a range of artists and cultures both current and through history
• plan and collate ideas as appropriate e.g. through the use of a sketch book/photography
To request further information about how this subject is taught, please email: School.Office@treloar.org.uk
- Curriculum purpose
- Curriculum delivery
- Skills and Subjects
- Key Stages
- Early Years
- From 5-16 years
- Sixth Form