In Art and Design lessons all children are given the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills and techniques through a wide range of artistic mediums. They explore texture, shape, form, colour and pattern.
Art and Design
Here at Wendell children will experience high-quality art and design education that will 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 through the school, they will develop the skills and ability to be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They will also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.
By Year 6 we aim 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.
Each year the whole school works collaboratively on a theme creating unique and individual art pieces. Past themes have been broad and varied and have included the World Cup and the Amazon Rainforest. To celebrate the children's artistic endeavours and to showcase their artwork the whole school participates in a bright, exhilarating carnival in the park for all parents to attend. The work is then displayed and celebrated in a colourful and visually stimulating school art exhibition.
Visiting artists are often called upon to share their skills and expertise to assist with the creation of stunning art pieces.