Art and Design
Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. At St Teresa’s we want to 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 will be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They will learn how art and design both reflect and have shaped our history, and how it can contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.
Opportunities are given:
For children to produce creative work, explore their ideas and record 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.
Pupils are taught:
To use a range of materials creatively to design and make products.
To use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination.
To develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space.
About the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work.
Art and design is taught as whole class lessons, as well as in smaller groups during WILD time (Weekly Investigating Learning and Doing Time) and is one of the after school club options provided at specified times during the school year.