A high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design.
As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.
Art comes in many forms: drama, dance, poetry, craft, painting, sketching, digital art, music, mixed-media and sculpture to name but a few. It has the ability to be weaved throughout the curriculum and we do not under-estimate its importance.
The National Curriculum for Art aims to ensure that all pupils:
- produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences
- become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques
- evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design
- know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.
At Lindens we use the "Kapow" Art and Design materials to inform our planning. We have chosen not to teach Art and Design as a stand-alone subject instead incorporating it as part of our Creative Curriculum.
We are incredibly lucky to work with a professional artist - Lindsay Chalford-Brown, who works alongside our pupils to create art installations around school.
As part of out Art curriculum all children have their own sketch book which they are encouraged to use to develop their skills.
Please explore the documents below to discover more about Art and Design here at Lindens:-