Art & Design

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.

 

Aims

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

Year 6 have used collage technique to create a collaborative scene of Christopher Columbus arriving in the Bahamas in 1492.

Year 6 have used collage technique to create a collaborative scene of Christopher Columbus arriving in the Bahamas in 1492. 1

Year 5 had a visit from a Jaguar Landrover representative who taught them how to sketch the first stage of a car design.

Year 5 had a visit from a Jaguar Landrover representative who taught them how to sketch the first stage of a car design.  1

Year One have been exploring the artist Piet Mondrian, we recreated our own pictures using his techniques.

Year One have been exploring the artist Piet Mondrian, we recreated our own pictures using his techniques.  1

Year One have been recreating art work using a variety of materials... Can you identify the artists?

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Art & Design curriculum overview map at Northlands