Art and Design
Our Art curriculum develops creativity, sets challenges and engages and inspires our children children. Children are confident to experiment, invent and create their own works of art using the knowledge and skills they have learnt as well as replicating techniques by other artists. We intend to give children opportunities to explore and investigate a range of materials, to gain knowledge of these, to develop skills and techniques, and to then use these to express ideas, feelings and experiences. Our curriculum is progressive and allows children to build on skills, knowledge and techniques year on year.
By the time they leave Jewell Academy, our aim is for children to have the confidence to explore their ideas creatively and take risks with their designs. It is important that children know and can identify a broad range of artists work so they can replicate techniques and discus similarities and differences.
The teaching and implementation of the Art and Design Curriculum at Jewell Academy is based on the National Curriculum and linked to topics to ensure a well-structured approach to this creative subject.
Children will learn about artists from a variety of backgrounds developing their cultural knowledge. In responding to these works, and their own they will develop their visual, descriptive and emotive language. They will have opportunities to make visits to local Art galleries to make links and further their understanding.