Art

Art and Design

Intent

‘Engage, inspire, challenge pupils – equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design.’ (National Curriculum)

We aim to enrich the lives of individual pupils and promote their personal, creative, intellectual and social growth. We aim to provide a  balance of drawing, painting, 3D, collage, printing and fabric to stimulate a lifelong interest in and enjoyment of the visual arts. At Chacewater School we ensure this balance and skills progression through the use of the Scottish Borders Programme of Study. 

Children engage in activities which enable them to be creative and responsive to the visual world. Through opportunities in Art & Design children will be able to realise their full artistic potential.

Cornwall has historically been a magnet for artists and today creative industries in Cornwall employ many people. At Chacewater School our Art Curriculum is designed to develop and nurture children’s interest in this subject and to promote not only the wider international and historical canon of art, but also recognise the current and local contemporary art scene. 

Implementation

The Art and Design curriculum will ensure that the art skills, as identified in Scottish Borders Scheme, are taught to each year group, ensuring progression. 

Children will become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and will experience other art, craft and design techniques such as collage, printing and fabric.  

To ensure that children learn about the range of artists, craft makers and designers the Chacewater art curriculum identifies key examples of artists and artwork for children to reference and make links to their own work. 

Impact

The impact of this broad and balanced art curriculum will be children who can demonstrate a range of artistic skills and reference artists who have influenced their work. Our focus on skills will ensure that the curriculum is not ‘end product’ driven but, moreover, celebrates technique, experimentation, creativity and inventiveness.