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Art and Design

Art and Design throughout the school follows the requirements of the National Curriculum 2014. Wherever possible, skills learned are integrated into topics and other curriculum areas.

 

Key Stage 1

At KS1, children have the following opportunities:

  • to use experiences and ideas as the inspiration for artwork;
  • to share ideas using drawing, painting and sculpture;
  • to explore a variety of techniques;
  • to learn about the work of a range of artists, artisans and designers.

 

They learn to use the following techniques:

  • Drawing:
    • Draw lines of different sizes and thicknesses.
    • Colour own work neatly following the lines.
    • Show pattern and texture by adding dots and lines.
    • Show different tones by using coloured pencils.
  • Painting:
    • Use thick and thin brushes.
    • Mix primary colours to make secondary.
    • Add white to colours to make tints and black to make tones.
    • Create colour wheels.
  • Collage:
    • Use a combination of materials that are cut, torn and glued.
    • Sort and arrange materials.
    • Mix materials to create texture.
  • Sculpture:
    • Use a combination of shapes.
    • Include lines and textures.
    • Use rolled up paper, straws, paper, card and clay as materials.
    • Use techniques such as rolling, cutting, moulding and carving.
  • Print:
    • Use repeating or overlapping shapes.
    • Mimic print from the environment e.g. wallpapers.
    • Use objects to create prints, e.g. fruit, vegetables or sponges.
    • Press, roll, rub and stamp to make prints.
  • Textiles:
    • Use weaving to create a pattern.
    • Join materials using glue or stitching.
    • Use plaiting.
    • Use dip-dye techniques.
  • Digital media:
    • Use a wide range of tools to create different textures, lines, tones, colours and shapes.
  • Inspiration:
    • Describe the work of notable artists, artisans and designers.
    • Use some of the ideas of artists studied to create pictures.

 

 

Key Stage 2

At KS2, children have the following opportunities:

  • to use experiences, other subjects across the curriculum and ideas as inspiration for artwork;
  • to develop and share ideas in a sketch book and in finished products;
  • to improve mastery of techniques;
  • to learn about great artists, architects and designers in history.

 

In lower KS2 (Years 3 and 4), they learn to use the following techniques:

  • Drawing:
    • Use different hardness of pencils to show line, tone and texture.
    • Annotate sketches to explain and elaborate ideas.
    • Sketch lightly, not using a rubber to correct mistakes.
    • Use shading to show light and shadow.
    • Use hatching and cross hatching to show tone and texture.
  • Painting:
    • Use a number of brush techniques using thick and thin brushes to produce shapes, textures, patterns and lines.
    • Mix colours effectively.
    • Use watercolour paint to produce washes for backgrounds and then add detail.
    • Experiment with creating mood with colour.
  • Collage:
    • Collect and arrange materials for a striking effect.
    • Ensure work is precise.
    • Use coiling, overlapping, tessellation, mosaic and montage.
  • Sculpture:
    • Create and combine shapes to create recognisable forms e.g. shapes made from nets or solid materials.
    • Include texture that conveys feelings, expression or movement.
    • Use clay and other mouldable materials.
    • Add materials to provide interesting detail.
  • Print:
    • Use layers of two or more colours.
    • Replicate patterns observed in natural or built environments.
    • Make printing blocks from coiled string glued to a block.
    • Make precise repeating patterns.
  • Textiles:
    • Shape and stitch materials.
    • Use basic cross stitch and back stitch.
    • Colour fabric.
    • Create weavings.
    • Quilt, pad and gather fabric.
  • Digital media:
    • Create images, video and sound recordings and explain why they were created.
  • Inspiration:
    • Replicate some of the techniques used by notable artists, artisans and designers.

    • Create original pieces that are influenced by the studies of others.

 

 

In upper KS2 (Years 5 and 6), they learn to use the following techniques:

  • Drawing:
    • Use a variety of techniques to add interesting effects e.g. reflections, shadows and the direction of the sun.

    • Use a choice of techniques to depict movement, perspective shadow and reflection.

    • Choose a style of drawing suitable for the work e.g. realistic or impressionist.

    • Use line to create movement.

  • Painting:
    • Sketch before painting to combine line and colour.

    • Create a colour palette based upon colours observed in the natural/ built up world.

    • Use watercolour and acrylic paint to create visually interesting pieces.

    • Combine colours, tones and tints to enhance to mood of a piece.

    • Use brush techniques and the qualities of paint to create texture.

    • Develop a personal style of painting, drawing upon ideas from other artists.

  • Collage:
    • Mix textures (rough, smooth, plain and patterned).

    • Combine visual and tactile qualities.

    • Use ceramic mosaic materials and techniques.

  • Sculpture:
    • Show life like qualities and real life proportions or if more abstract, provoke different interpretations.

    • Use tools to carve and add shapes, textures and pattern.

    • Combine visual and tactile qualities.

    • Use frameworks, wires and moulds to provide stability and form.

  • Print:
    • Build up layers of colours.

    • Create an accurate pattern, showing fine detail.

    • Use a range of visual elements to reflect the purpose of the work.

  • Textiles:
    • Show precision in techniques.

    • Choose from a range of stitching techniques.

    • Combine previously learned techniques to create pieces.

  • Digital media:
    • Enhance digital media by editing including sound, video, animation and still images.

  • Inspiration:
    • Give details about the style of noticeable artists, artisans and designers.

    • Show how the work of those studied was influential in both society and to other artists.

    • Create original pieces that show a range of influences and styles.


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