How Art is taught at Church Lench CE First School
Art is a very personal subject which will evoke different feelings and emotions in everyone. We want to immerse our children in a range of techniques and media to equip them with the skills and understanding of using line, colour, shape and texture in an engaging and inspiring way. We have created an exciting art curriculum which aims for children to build on their previous knowledge so that over time they can talk about different art forms, how art makes them feel and the artists they are inspired by.
Art in all classes is usually taught on a weekly basis. However, some classes might choose to immerse the children in the work of an artist and cover them over days rather than weeks. We have designed our art curriculum to ensure that our children learn about creative imagination and learn to express technical proficiency, beauty, emotional power and conceptual ideas.
In Class 1 the children are taught the art skills through our holistic curriculum and EYFS play provision. In Classes 2 and 3 children are taught knowledge and skills by a specialist teacher.
Children are asked to evaluate their creations independently and with peer support. This enables children to learn by mistakes and practise how skills and techniques can be refined.