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Art & Design

Art Aims

The National Curriculum for art and design aims to ensure that all pupils:

produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences
become proficient in using drawing, painting, sculpture and other creative expressions
evaluate and analyse artistic works using the language of art, craft and design
know about the great artists, craftsmen and designers, and understand the historical development of their art forms.

Subject Content Key Stage 1

Pupils should be taught creativity in art, craft and design by:

  • using a range of materials to design and make products
  • using drawing, painting and sculpture to share their ideas, experiences and imagination
  • developing techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space using clay and printing to a large scale and in 3D
  • being taught about the work of a range of artists, craftsmen and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work.

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