Art, Design and Technology
Henri Matisse: “Creativity takes courage”
Pablo Picasso: “Every child is an artist…
Degas: “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see”
Pablo Picasso: “Painting is just another way of keeping a diary”
At Mobberley CE primary school, we value the creative curriculum. Art is not just taught in a designated Art lesson, but wherever appropriate it is linked to topics and the wider curriculum as it gives the children the opportunity to develop their art skills in key areas such as drawing, clay, textiles, painting, print making and collage and brings topics to life. These areas are developed continually throughout the school from Reception through to Year 6. We also use our special whole school enrichment days to bring in a love of art, and create whole school displays.
Below you can see our Artist Studies this year for every year group in the school.
Purpose of study
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.
The national curriculum for art and design aims to ensure that all pupils:
· produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences
· become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques
· evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design
· Know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.