Expressive Arts and Design
Art and Design
Art is a way of understanding the world and of communicating ideas and feelings. It is a valuable means of communication and self-expression. Art and Design experiences help to develop creativity and imagination in the individual. Children learn how to express their ideas and feelings, interpret visual images, transform materials into images and objects and to work with intuition as well as logic. They also develop the skills of planning and visualisation and will study the work of artists, craftsmen and designers.
In the early years, expressive art and design provides children with opportunities to explore and play with a wide variety of media and materials. Pupils learn to use a range of simple tools and techniques safely and independently. They represent their feelings and ideas in new and original ways using a range of creative resources, such as designing and making a model bridge when learning about The Three Billy Goats Gruff.
In Key Stages 1 and 2, children further develop their skills and understanding of specific art techniques. Children are taught the processes and techniques of art, craft and design including: colour, drawing, pattern, texture, textiles, painting, sculpture, printing and evaluating. These elements of art are taught alongside the skills necessary to work in 2D and 3D.