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Art & Design

‘All children are artists’ (Pablo Picasso)

‘Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity.’ (The National Curriculum)

Our intention is:

At Warren Park Primary School, we highly value the creative curriculum. As part of our afternoon lessons, we aim to bring out the artist from within all of our children. We aim for children to discover a passion for the subject and to have the opportunity to develop and broaden their creativity through cross-curricular linked schemes of work. These lessons engage, inspire and challenge pupils through:

  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Collage
  • Sculpture
  • Textiles
  • ICT linked Art.

Implementation

Within lessons, children focus on learning and developing their artistic techniques using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space. This equips them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of Art, craft and design.

Children at Warren Park study, and are inspired by, a range of artists, both past and present, and use this work to make links to their own. We have provided children with exciting and excellent life experiences to ‘Skype’ current artists which enriches the children’s passion for learning. In addition, we develop a critical thinking mentality whilst also discussing the contribution it has on culture and the world around us.

Impact

All Design and Art at Warren Park is evidenced in children’s sketchbooks. In these books, which progress with them through the school, children record their sequence of learning allowing for assessment of progress whist also displaying their knowledge and skills.

Showing off great work is key at Warren Park. We take great pride in displaying the children’s Art and design work around the school as a whole school display and can be seen within individual year groups. After school Art galleries have invited parents in to view the children’s work and numerous pieces of our artwork have been published in the Hampshire Art News.