“Every child is an artist.” Pablo Picasso
Visual art stimulates creativity and imagination. It provides visual, tactile and sensory experiences and a different way of understanding and responding to the world. It enables pupils to communicate what they see, feel and think through the use of colour, texture, form, line, pattern and shape. Our art provision is experimental as well as skills based – children are able to be creative and explore to make their own compositions using different materials and processes. Pupils become involved in shaping their environments through art and design activities as seen in class and school displays. Where possible, students are encouraged to develop their understanding and resilience through an ability to make informed judgements for aesthetic and practical decisions. Students explore broad ideas and meanings through their work relating to various stimuli such as TLG themes, books, artists and designers. Students cultural capital is expanded through the experience of art from different cultures, races, times and places. The appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts enriches all our lives.