Art and Design aims to stimulate creativity and imagination. It provides visual, tactile and sensory experiences and a special way of understanding and responding to the world. It enables children to communicate what they see, feel and think through the use of colour, texture, form, pattern and different materials and processes. Children become involved in shaping their environments through art and design activities. They learn to make informed judgements and aesthetic and practical decisions. They explore ideas and meanings through the work of artists and designers. Through learning about the roles and functions of art, they can explore the impact it has had on contemporary life and that of different times and cultures. The appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts enriches all our lives.
Art Curriculum Documents
"Since being at Burtonwood, we have learnt about different artists, designers and craftspeople but not so we can copy their work, but so we can learn from the way they see the world and the skills behind their style."
"Exploring with new art styles and skills has improved my confidence and knowledge of art, and the meaning behind each piece."
"Over the past few years, I have learnt some essential skills in art that have improved my drawing, painting, printing, collage and general knowledge of artists."
"I have become more creative and enjoy exploring different art mediums."
"In school we have developed our print making skills and I now enjoy print making at home because I have mastered this skill in school."
"I enjoy art in his school because we are not told what to do, we are told to embrace our creativity and show this through our artwork. I like talking about how artwork makes us feel."
"I have enjoyed each art lesson because we are always learning new skills. I have built up my confidence in shading and sketching and now I practice this at home."