Art and Design at St Paul's
The intent of our Art and Design Curriculum at St Paul’s
“Art is a place for children to learn to trust their ideas, themselves and explore what is possible.” Maryann F. Kohl
Our curriculum, driven by our gospel values, will ensure that art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils and equip them with the necessary knowledge and skills to produce their own works of art, craft and design. Art and design boosts children’s self-esteem, improves well-being and provides them with transferable skills that can in turn have a positive impact on academic achievement.
Pupils are given the opportunity to experiment with a variety of techniques and materials within the areas of drawing, painting, sculpture, textiles, printing and digital media and develop an understanding and appreciation of colour, tone, form, texture, pattern, shape, space and line. They will explore the works of different artists, designers and architects and apply aspects of their styles in their work to achieve a purposeful outcome that inspires and motivates them to enjoy and further their own individual accomplishments. Our pupils will be encouraged to reflect on their work and appraise the work of others.
The new art and design scheme falls in line with elements of Rosenshine principles that are key to our whole school ethos, therefore, creating consistency for children and helping improve their long term memory. The new art curriculum will allow children to know more, remember more and enjoy more.