introduction to primary colours
Exploring line and shape
|folding, sticking and tearing - introduction to collage.
|mixing paint using brushes, toothbrushes to paint night sky paintings.
|Drawing skills: lines, zig, zags, spirals, straight lines and curvy lines.
|Drawing human form. Developing painting skills
|Digital art and print making
Refining drawing skills
Revision of colour mixing
Patterns. Print making.
|Mix it - basic colour theory. Use of colour in artwork.
Fabulous features and funny faces
Rain and Sunrays
Collagraph printing using motifs.
Relief and mural making, Artist study: James Rizzi
Hues, colour in art work. Block printing.
Development of sketching skills. Colour composition, subject matter and texture.
Sculptural forms. Yayoi Kusama study.
Contrast and complement
Bell Beaker pottery.
Extending clay skills.
Printmaking and clay sculpture. Development of drawing techniques.
Genre of botanical art. Sketches and colour studies. Watercolour.
Warm and cool colours
Water colour techniques, colour theory development
Landscapes. Atmospheric perspective.
Drawing animals, exploring patterns and making a block print.
Clay work - making a 3 D animal
Statues, statuettes and figurines
Colour in landscapes
tints, tones and shade.
Light, lines and shadows
Picasso and Rembrandt study.
Collage - paper and fabric collage.
Mixed media art work
Continuous line drawing and large scale drawing.
Colour and Style
Revision of expressionism, impressionism and Fauvism movements.
Distortion and Abstraction
Artistic concepts of abstraction and distortion. Cubism, Orphism.
Art, craft and traditions of Inuit culture. Printing, stencilling.
Trailblazers and Barrier Breakers
Black artists research.
Bees, Butterflies and Beetles
Nature and natural world drawing, sketching, painting and clay.
We value Art and Design as an important part of the children’s entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum. Art and Design provides children with the opportunity to develop and extend skills and knowledge, and an opportunity to express their individual interests, thoughts and ideas. Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. 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, 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. We want our children to use the local area as inspiration, to learn from other cultures and to respect diversity. We have carefully selected a wide range of artists, craft makers and designers for children to study. Children will develop their understanding of the visual language of art with effective teaching and considered sequences of lessons and experiences. Understanding of the visual elements of art and design will be developed by providing a curriculum which will enable children to reach their full potential. Implementation The skills and knowledge that the children will learn throughout each art topic are mapped across each year group, beginning in Early Years, and are progressive throughout the school.