Subject leader: Miss Murray
At Northlands we art holds a special place and children talk about using it as a way to express themselves. In many ways this embodies what we aim for it to do: to engage pupils and inspire them to communicate through this most high form of human creativity. We also aim to ensure that they can think critically about art and develop the language to talk about pieces using the appropriate vocabulary as well as developing skill and proficiency in different techniques.
We feel art is a very personalised form of expression and as such we do not mark work as correct or incorrect and instead seek to think critically about our own and each others work.
The work of famous local, national and international artists are explored to enhance the children's learning.
Art have a strong presence in the school and there are regular art assemblies and work on display. We are no strangers to artists visiting the school and recently hosted a local artist who helped all pupils create a glass art piece, all of which are located on the wall as you enter from the gates. We have also held numerous competitions which included parents! We are confident that pupils leave us with the ability to think critically about art and express this in a more sophisticated manner. They also leave with a range of art skills which they have built up over a period of years. Ultimately, they get the chance to experiment and produce a range of exciting art pieces.