Art and Design
Why is Art Important?
Art and Design stimulates creativity and imagination and is an important area of children’s learning. It provides visual, tactile and sensory experiences and a special way of understanding and responding to the world. It is expected that during their time at Townfield Primary children are given opportunities to explore and evaluate Artists and communicate what they see, feel and think through the use of colour, texture, form, pattern and different materials and processes.
Our school aims for the Art and Design (knowledge-engaged) curriculum to reflect those of the new National Curriculum. On completion of the Art curriculum at Townfield, we aim for our pupils to 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 skilfully 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.