Every human is an artist
Don Miguel Ruiz
Our Art Principles
- see themselves as artists
- understand that art is subjective and is created to provoke thoughts, opinions and questions
- develop the knowledge and skills to create original pieces of art, craft and design
- develop a deep understanding of art and design by evaluating and analysing their pieces
- use their sketchbooks to collect and generate ideas
- know a range of artists and design genres
- understand the place of art in history and that it can help us to understand different cultures
- have opportunities to display their learning and celebrate their artistic outcomes
- know the key knowledge and skills identified in each unit, so that they have a firm knowledge base to continue studying.
Our Art curriculum is mapped across the year groups in three forms: substantive knowledge, disciplinary knowledge and vocabulary.
- Substantive knowledge includes the teaching of artistic techniques and the seven formal elements of art. This is based on the knowledge specified in the National Curriculum.
- Disciplinary knowledge relates to how artists work to construct their understanding. Our aim is for pupils to learn more, do more and remember more.
- We teach vocabulary explicitly alongside the substantive and disciplinary concepts.
For a more detailed look at our Art Curriculum, please see the Art Overview Document below or download here