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Subjects - ART

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Subject Definition

Art is the opportunity to use a range of materials and media creatively. Artists do this by exploring different techniques and learning about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers.

 

'A picture is worth a thousand words.'

- Napoleon Bonaparte

Useful Websites

 

Welcome to Art For Kids Hub!

Here you’ll find all kinds of art lessons for kids, including how to draw for kids, even painting and origami for kids.

https://www.artforkidshub.com/

Play free games and quizzes, find art activities, explore homework help and share your art with Tate Kids. The best art website for kids.

https://www.tate.org.uk/kids

Who doesn’t want to learn how to draw! Grab our step by step drawing for kids, beginners and everyone else! Our easy tutorials all come with a super handy directed drawing printable and are perfect for all ages. You will learn to draw all kind of cute, cartoon like and even realistic characters and our collection of lessons is always growing. 

https://www.easypeasyandfun.com/how-to-draw/                              

 

Online Art Resources: These are great for helping kids mature as artists in a variety of areas. Parents and teachers can find a large online collection, ranging from simple colouring pages to expert information on candle making.   

https://www.jumpstart.com/parents/resources/art-resources                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Website for the national gallery where children will find out all about the famous national gallery.                                https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/

                                                                                                                                                      

A website for children to find out all about famous artists.

https://www.coolkidfacts.com/famous-artists/   

 

Questions you could ask children about a piece of Art work

 

Lines you see in the artwork.

Colours you see in the artwork.

Which area of the artwork stands out to you the most? Why?

What does the artwork make you think of?

What emotion / mood does it make you feel?

Close your eyes and describe the artwork from memory. What do you remember?

What adjectives would you use to describe this artwork?

If this artwork had sound effects what would they be and why?

How was this piece of art created?

If this artwork was a piece of music or a song, what would it be? Why?

What title would you give this artwork?

"3 Is" in Art at St Andrew's
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Intent

At St Andrew’s, high-quality Art lessons and additional artistic projects and opportunities inspire children to think innovatively and to develop creative procedural understanding. Our Art curriculum enables children to develop their skills using a range of media and materials. Children learn the skills of drawing, painting, printing, collage, textiles, 3D work and digital art and are given the opportunity to explore and evaluate different creative ideas. Children will be introduced to a range of works and develop knowledge of the styles and vocabulary used by famous artists.

Our Art Room

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We are very lucky to have a fantastic art room where we can design, create and make our Art and Designs come to life.

Implementation

  • Art & Design is delivered through a cross curricular topic approach where the subject is incorporated into the topic’s learning journey.

  • The intended outcomes of children’s work is purposeful; be this as a means of expression or to explore the styles of other artists that inspire their own work. Pupils are clear what the intended outcomes are and have a means to measure their own work against this.

  • Children are expected to be reflective and evaluate their work, thinking about how they can make changes and keep improving. Children are encouraged to take risks and experiment and then reflect on why some ideas and techniques are successful or not for a particular project.

  • During a school year children engage in a variety of art projects that either enhance topics or offer a wider experience. This includes workshops provided by visiting artists, opportunities to enter art based competitions and participation in Arts Week. Some events involve parents in a supportive way or to celebrate learning.

  • Assessment is carried out against a progressive set of statements covering the knowledge and skills laid out in the National Curriculum under the headings Exploring and Developing ideas, Investigating and Making, Evaluating and Developing Work and Knowledge and Understanding.

Children work hard on their performances and have the chance to self evaluate on how they could make them better.

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Neil Wood is one of our regular resident artists who has over the years done some amazing projects with the children, teaching them many skills including using clay and plaster of Paris to create plaques and modroc to make sculptures.

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Phil Sutton from the Kings School along with a few of his pupils worked with our KS2 children to design and spray paint a montage on the fence by Nursery.

 
Impact
We know Art & Design is impactful when our children demonstrate high levels of engagement and creativity in lessons and demonstrate progression in the varied skills and techniques taught. They also become more aware of the influence of famous artists and are inspired by their work using it to express their own ideas. Children consider themselves to be artists and can express their opinions of their work and others.
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