Art, craft and design embodies some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education engages, inspires and challenges pupils, equipping them with knowledge and skills to experiment invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. At Hornbeam as pupils progress, they are encouraged to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They are taught how art and design both reflect and shape our history and how these contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation. Art allows children to explore, build on and record their own creative and imaginative ideas. Creating pictures helps children observe the subject matter of the real-world scene they are drawing from more closely, and makes them better observers of detail in the world around them. Developing observational skills through picture-making facilitates the child’s visual sensitivity to the world.
In EYFS and Key stage 1, Pupils should be 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. To learn 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.
In Key stage 2, Pupils should be taught to develop their techniques, including their control and their use of materials, with creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design. Pupils should be taught to create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas. To improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay] and pupils will be taught about great artists, architects and designers in history.
Curriculum map of the topics – Please see Curriculum Map tab
List of websites:
http://www.landartforkids.com/ A website which gives you ideas on how to collect natural resources to produce different forms of Art.
Kids can follow instructions to make different things, play art games and quizzes and explore and read about the work of well-known artists.
You can watch class clips on famous artists, techniques and how to create different things.