At St. Anne's Art and Design lessons encourage all children to be creative first and foremost. Individuality, style and experimentation are encouraged and celebrated. Children are provided with the opportunity to work with a wide variety of appropriate media in two and three dimensional forms and are taught techniques in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art and craft design activities. The children evaluate their own work and also the work of other pupils constructively.
The children are provided with opportunities to study work of great artists, craft makers and designers and are taught how art has influenced historical and cultural development around the world. Pupils also have the opportunity to develop their skills and explore art outside of the classroom, so that they can be inspired by their immediate outdoor surroundings. In addition to this, pupils have the opportunity to visit local galleries and high schools, working with local artists and experts.
St Anne’s is also proud to celebrate a yearly ‘Art and Design Day’, where parents, teachers, local crafts people and pupils work together on both small and large scale artwork. As well as displays around school, a selection of children’s work throughout the year is presented in a sketchbook, which is passed up through school with each pupil. This forms a record of their artistic learning journey and enables children to look back and feel proud of all they have achieved in art!
Mrs H Hewitson
Art Subject Leader