Art and Design
Why is Art Important?
Art, craft and design stimulates creativity and imagination. It provides visual, tactile and sensory experiences and a unique way of understanding and responding to the world. Pupils use colour, form, texture, pattern and different materials and processes to communicate what they see, feel and think. Through art and design activities, they learn to make informed judgements and aesthetic and practical decisions, becoming actively involved in shaping environments. They explore ideas and meanings in the works of artisits, craftpeople and designers. They learn about the diverse roles and functions of art, craft and design in contemporary life, and in different times and cultures. Understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of visual arts have the power to enrich our personal and public lives.
Townfield's Vision for Art
On completion of the art curriculum at Townfield, pupils will have developed:
- The ability to use art vocabulary skilfully and convincingly (for example line, shape, pattern, colour, texture, form) to express emotions, interpret observations, convey insights and display their individuality.
- The ability to communicate fluently in visual and tactile form.
- The ability to draw confidently and adventurously from observation, memory and imagination.
- The ability to explore and invent marks, develop and construct ideas and communicate through purposeful drawing in 2D, 3D or digital media.
- A knowledge and understanding of artists, craft makers and designers.
- The ability to think and act like creative practitioners by using their knowledge and understanding to inform, inspire and interpret ideas, observations and feelings.
- Independence, initiative and originality which they can use to develop their creativity.
- The ability to select and use materials, processes and techniques skillfully and inventively,
- The ability to reflect on, analyse and critically evaluate their own work and that of others,
- A passion for and a commitment to the subject.