'Every human is an artist' Don Miguel Ruiz
Our art curriculum inspires, engages and challenges pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design.
It is built upon the following principles:
· Art is about creativity, imagination and exploration of personal expression.
· Development of technical art skills using a range of drawing, painting and sculpture materials.
· The use of work by famous artists to engage, inspire and celebrate the richness of the cultures and traditions of our global community.
· Children learn best when they are actively engaged in their learning and when they can experience and handle materials first hand.
At Manor Field Infant School, the art curriculum enables children to engage with drawing, painting, print and sculpture. Children are taught how to use a wide range of materials effectively and to talk about their art work and the work of others using appropriate vocabulary. They learn about a range of artists, craft makers and designers and use this as an inspiration to their own work. Children learn key skills within art that they can then apply and use creatively across the whole curriculum.
Across the whole school, the children took part in different art based activities to show the 'progression of skills' as they move from Foundation Stage, to Year One and finally Year 2.
The skills that we focussed on were:
Please have a look at their amazing masterpieces, we have a school full of artists!
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