“A world without art, is a world without individualism.” Oscar Wilde
Why do we teach art?
In our Village Schools Partnership, our intention is for pupils to achieve and experience the following:
Our aim is not to just ‘produce pieces of art’ but to facilitate the children’s development of the skills, techniques and thought processes involved in creating a piece of art as well as to see themselves as an artist on their own journey of discovery, starting in our early years setting all the way through to year 6.
We have adopted the high quality Access Art Split & Mixed Curriculum.
This curriculum aims to develop artistic styles and use of a variety of materials through a progressive, varied and exciting curriculum.
Pupils in The Village Schools Partnership will learn the fundamentals of art:
· Through weekly, or blocked lessons, depending on the activity.
How will we know that this has happened?
While our Partnership sits in an area of coastal and rural or social and economic deprivation, it is our intention to ensure that our pupils understand the meaning of cultural capital.
We invite local artists, designers and architects to talk with the children about what they do and the process they work through, as well as to show them examples of their work so that the children can engage with them.
We also invite artists in to give art / skills workshops.
Where possible, we take classes to visit art galleries and take part in local art exhibitions.
We aim to develop their vocabulary to be able to feel comfortable in a museum or art gallery and to have a voice to talk about what they see and feel.
We want our pupils to begin to understand their relationship with art and learn about themselves through exploring it.