“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” – Albert Einstein
At Ann Edwards we recognise that Art and Design stimulates creativity and imagination for all; there is great satisfaction in expressing one’s own feelings and emotions. Our high-quality inclusive art and design education engages, inspires and challenges all pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. Children develop their understanding and communication of the visual language of art with effective teaching and considered sequences of lessons and experiences from our dedicated team of staff.
As pupils progress, they will begin to think critically and develop the perseverance skills necessary to create their own pieces of work with confidence and competency and evaluate and respect the work of others. Our curriculum develops all children’s critical thinking and understanding of their own and respecting others’ cultural heritages through studying a diverse range of artists and designers throughout history. Children will know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.
Our aim is that all pupils at Ann Edwards will be able to produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences; will have become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques and skills; foster and enjoyment of the arts; will be able to evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design; and all children will know about some the great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.
Art at Ann Edwards is celebrated by all through peer feedback, whole school exhibitions, art clubs, class galleries and displays, community projects and competitions and visiting artists.
Our drawing scheme of work has been designed with full coverage of the whole primary age range showing clear progression of drawing skills from years 1-6. The scheme focusses on the following skills;
- Generating ideas and taking inspiration from a diverse range of artists.
- Exploring different drawing mediums.
- Developing each element of the drawing process, for example hatching.
- Formal elements: form, line, pattern, shape, texture and tone
- Knowledge of artists’ work and techniques
- Evaluating: critiquing their own work and that of others