“Every child is an artist. The problem is to remain an artist once we grow up.” Pablo Picasso.
Art, craft and design stimulates children’s creativity and imagination. It provides the opportunity for children to respond to the world around them by planning and designing their own individual and unique pieces of art. Through the exploration of artists, children are given a wide range of visual, tactile and sensory experiences which they can then review and respond too. Through the work of these artists and designers, they explore ideas and meanings as well as learning to make informed judgements and aesthetic and practical decisions. Children are introduced to drawing and mark-making, clay, textiles, sculpture, painting, print making and collage. These areas are developed continuously throughout the school from year 3 to year 6. It is important that children are given the opportunity to express themselves through art and be allowed to make their own art form decisions whilst being able explain why they chose certain colours, tone, textures and patterns to enhance a final piece of work.