At Horbury Primary Academy we believe that:
Art and design stimulates creativity and imagination. It provides visual, tactile and sensory experiences and a special way of understanding and responding to the world. It enables children to communicate what they see, feel and think through the use of colour, texture, form, pattern and different materials and processes. Art and Design contributes to the development of the whole child emotionally, aesthetically, spiritually, intellectually and socially. It creates in most children a sense of enjoyment, motivation and a sense of purpose.
- To enable children to record from first-hand experience and from imagination through exploring a wide range of media.
- To develop creativity and imagination through investigating a range of skills, techniques and processes.
- To foster an enjoyment and appreciation of the visual arts and a knowledge of artists, craftspeople and designers from a range of cultures.
- To involve children in experiencing and learning an artistic visual vocabulary so that their expertise in the application of visual perception and in communicating visually is increased.
- To compare their work to that of artists and craftspeople and evaluate ways of improving their work
- To develop children’s understanding of colour, form, texture, pattern, line, tone, shape and space.
To raise the quality of teaching and learning of art.
Teaching and Learning
The processes of art should ensure that children experience a wide range of activities presented in a structured way which ensures progression and development. We will allow the children opportunities to explore and develop skills through the teaching of the elements of art:
Colour, tone, line, pattern, texture, shape, form, space.
Developing skills and Processes
Children will be taught skills in a range of skills in a range of two and three dimensional art and design processes. These competencies should increase in complexity as the child moves through school. The process of design should permeate all art work with children collecting, selecting, assembling and organising resources and materials. A balance of art activities will include the use of:
Painting textiles computer art
Drawing modelling exploring the works of
Printing photography artists, craftspeople
Collage/mixed media carving and designers
The taught skills and processes should involve a range of first and second hand experiences utilising the following stimuli.
- Graphic reproductions eg books, magazines, posters, prints, illustrations.
- Media images
- Collections of natural and manufactured forms
- Collections of groups of things eg different types of fabric, objects made from clay, things with holes.
- Contrasting objects eg old/new, rough/smooth
Use of ICT
Children will use ICT to enhance a range of skills such as:
- Finding out about different artists, craftspeople and designers.
- Researching artistic styles and art from other cultures.
- Use a digital camera to record their own and collaborative work.
- To explore the elements of art.
Inclusion for all
At Horbury Primary Academy, children of all abilities are encouraged to participate and make progress in a wide range of activities. Tasks are differentiated to meet the needs of SEN children as well as Gifted and Talented children. Children have opportunities to work individually, in ability groups, in mixed ability groups or in pairs.