Statement of Intent
The intent is to ensure all pupils produce creative, imaginative work. Children have the opportunity to explore their ideas and record their experiences, as well as exploring the work of others and evaluate different creative ideas. Children will become confident and proficient in a variety of techniques including drawing, painting, sculpting, as well as other selected craft skills, e.g. collage, printing, weaving and patterns. Children will also develop their knowledge of famous artists, designers and craft makers.
Children will also develop their interest and curiosity about art and design through a series of lessons offering skills progression, knowledge progression and offering children the opportunity to ask questions and demonstrate their skills in a variety of ways. The lessons will offer the chance for children to develop their emotional expression through art to further enhance their personal, social and emotional development.
Art websites for children
www.redtedart.com is a web site that explores different classical artists and gives ideas for the children to try.
www.tate.org.uk/kids takes children around the Tate Gallery in London. There are lots of activities, games and a gallery for them to even send in their own work.
www.mykidsart.com.au explores famous artists’ lives and work in an easy to understand format for children.
ww.bmag.org.uk is the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery site that has a family orientated programme of events throughout the year.
www.thebigdraw.org will list local and national events to do with art taking place in the month of October. Many are free or the price of normal admission. I usually try to attend the local events myself as they are great fun and set in lovely places.