Art lessons will inspire children to think innovatively and develop creative procedural understanding. Our Art curriculum provides children with opportunities to develop their skills using a range of media and materials. Children learn the skills of drawing, painting, printing, collage, textiles, 3D work and digital art and are given the opportunity to explore and evaluate different creative ideas. Children will be introduced to a range of works and develop knowledge of the styles and vocabulary used by famous artists. The skills they acquire are applied to their cross-curricular topics, allowing children to use their art skills to reflect on and explore topics in greater depth. It is paramount that art work be purposeful; be this as a means of expression or to explore the styles of other artists that inspire our own work. Pupils should be clear what the intended outcomes are and have a means to measure their own work against this. In Art, children are expected to be reflective and evaluate their work, thinking about how they can make changes and develop their mastery of Art.
At Sunny Bank, we encourage every child to experience the joy of creativity, freedom of expression, and explore their own sense of individuality. Here are some of our most recent art projects:
· Whole school Art exhibitions for the local community.
· An amazing new forest school for crafts, games and making new friends.
· Art workshops in 3D sculpture, kite making and wood craft.
· ‘Themed’ days – Stone Age, Victorian and World War Two (too name but a few).