Art and Design

 

We follow the National Curriculum and its organisation for Art and Design.

Art is seen as a means of communication through a variety of skills that are taught and developed in their own right. Pupils are encouraged to explore a large range of mediums to enable them to make informed choices for developing their ideas. They are taught how to use tools and techniques which increase their range of choices for exploring and developing their own creative ideas. Pupils are given opportunities to evaluate art and design for its visual effect, texture, colour and its effect on the environment. Pupils’ work is celebrated in a school art gallery as well as in their classrooms and sketch books (something that acts as a portfolio of developing skills and follows them from year to year). Through their life at the Pilgrim School they will be given opportunities to visit art galleries, museums and places of worship to see works of known artists first-hand and also work alongside visiting artists.

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