“Every child is an artist.”- Pablo Picasso
At Dickleburgh, the teaching of art and design develops in pupils the self-belief needed in order to be creative. Our Art and Design curriculum aims to engage, inspire and challenge pupils through a knowledge-based curriculum. Our focus is to equip all children with the necessary skills and knowledge to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. The Art curriculum gives the children an insight into the working method of known artists and the influences of different cultures throughout the world, past and present. Across the school, we aim to provide broad opportunities for children to become proficient in drawing, painting, textiles, 3D, printing and collage. Creativity, through art, craft and design is valued and celebrated by the whole school community through our displays and Celebration Assemblies.
Our art and design curriculum is part of our new Dimensions, Learning Means the World programme and meets the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum. It engages, inspires and challenges pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As pupils progress, they think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. We encourage children to develop their creative and imaginative talents through learning skills and techniques and using a variety of materials and tools. They learn to appreciate various artists, works of art and use artistic language to describe paintings, sculptures and other artefacts.
We want pupils to be able to explore and record their ideas and become proficient in drawing, painting and sculpting along with other art, craft and design techniques. Pupils learn how to evaluate and analyse creative works using subject specific vocabulary. They use sketch books to record their observations and to review and revisit ideas.