Mrs Cador is our Art Subject Lead.
Children have lessons in art skills and techniques in a range of media: painting and drawing, malleable materials, collage, sculpture and printing. They learn about artists and crafts people, their work and their influence.
The progression in our art curriculum can be seen in our Yearly overview.
Art is also used to enhance the presentation of the children's learning in their Learning Journey books and celebrated throughout the school both in classrooms and shared areas.
Themed art works and paintings are shared with the children both in their art lessons and in art appreciation assemblies led by Mrs Cador, where possible linked to key events happening in school, nationally or seasonally. (Some of these can be seen in the power points attached)
For the new academic year 2020-21; as part of our Curriculum for Recovery and as part of our whole school theme of 'A sense of place; a sense of belonging', self portraits was been chosen as a theme to explore in art across school.
See the attached documents to see which artists have been our inspiration, what techniques and skills we have explored and our final pieces.
Summer 2021: Our incredible local artist ,Sarah Capper, from Doodleicous art started B4's art project. Introducing the project to the children, Sarah explained how she became an artist with her own business. The children were inspired by Sarah, wowed by her artwork and intrigued by the business side of art too. The children explored some of the art, looked at past sketch books and asked Sarah many questions about how she got to the place she is now. Many of the children went home and began drawing. Freddie shared his new sketch book with us, filled in detailed drawings of fruit focusing on colour and pattern. It is wonderful to see the children so inspired. We will continue this project next week where the children will begin their own drawings with the guidance of Sarah.
Take a look through our gallery of art work and practice. There are works as a result of interpretation, inspiration, imagination, exploration and self-expression. We hope you enjoy them.