Art and Design at Firs
Last Updated: September 2023
At Firs Primary School we are committed to providing all children with learning opportunities to engage in Art and Design.
Through our curriculum children are given the skills, concepts and knowledge necessary for them to express their responses to ideas and experiences in a visual or tactile form. It fires their imagination and is a fundamental means of personal expression. Children are also given to opportunity to access after school clubs such as 3D art and crafts club.
How art is taught at Firs:
Children will be independent learners in art and use their sketch book to the full extent.
First the children will be taught about a artist, craft makers or designers and compare differences and similarities between other artists and work, and comparing with their own work. Children will cut and stick the art pieces of their chosen art into their sketch book and annotate the work using their own artistic style.
Children practice and build on a range of skills needed or focused by the artist you are focusing on. Analysing key words by a number of diverse artist, identifying and explaining elements about the pieces they like and do not like to allow them to begin to decide which skills they will use in their own art.
Children now create art in the style of another. Children use their skills which have been taught, alongside some modelled work to create an artwork.
Children self-evaluate elements of their own piece which they like and those why would change. Peers give their ideas analysing their partners piece. This is either through a speech bubble or a scribed note in their sketch book.
This year, Children will all have the opportunity to work with our expert art teacher, Katie, who will work with every class to inspire and create art.