A Warmingham Artist
A Caring Christian Family Where We Grow Together
Let Your Light Shine ~ Matthew 5:16
Why is Art Important?
Art, craft and design stimulates creativity and imagination. It provides visual, tactile and sensory experiences and a unique way of understanding and responding to the world. Pupils use colour, form, texture, pattern and different materials and processes to communicate what they see, feel and think. Through art and design activities, they learn to make informed value judgements and aesthetic and practical decisions, becoming actively involved in shaping environments. They explore ideas and meanings in the work of artists, craftspeople and designers. They learn about the diverse roles and functions of art, craft and design in contemporary life, and in different times and cultures. Understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts have the power to enrich our personal and public lives.
RCSAT’s Vision for Art - On completion of the art curriculum our pupils will have developed:
- The ability to use art vocabulary (for example line, shape, pattern, colour, texture, form) to talk about their own work and that of others.
- Experience of using a range of art materials and tools, e.g. textiles, acrylic, clay, pastel, collage, pencil.
- Experience of using a computer to create and manipulate artwork.
- The ability to draw and paint from observation and imagination.
- A knowledge and understanding of other artists and designers.
- The ability to select and use materials, tools and techniques to create a range of 2D and 3D artwork.
- The ability to reflect on and evaluate their own work and that of others.
- Enjoyment of art.
Art at Warmingham
As Warmingham Artists, we 'Let our lights shine' by becoming enthusiastic, curious, independent thinkers as well as motivated, reflective and resilient learners.
Art has a high profile in our school here at Warmingham. Our commitment allows children with a huge range of abilities and needs to connect creatively and emotionally, in turn supporting them to progress both personally and academically. At Warmingham, we encourage and celebrate a love of Art, there are no boundaries. In line with the Church of England's role, we aim to contribute to the common good of the whole community. We are dedicated to expanding learning into the community to involve, include and fully appreciate the world around us.
Our pupils engage with Art through immersing them with relevant, fun and meaningful high-quality experiences across the whole of the curriculum. This full understanding enables them to become experts in their subject and allow them to creatively explore new ideas and bring the topic to life.
Art is explored using a variety of media, where children can investigate new and alternative techniques and styles from a range of artists. Sketch books are incorporated in key stage two to record experiences and imagination so that pupils have space to develop ideas and demonstrate how their artistic ability has progressed.
Pupils are also encouraged to identify different kinds of art through the work of artists, craftspeople, and designers in both contemporary life and in different times and cultures.
An aesthetically pleasing environment for learning encourages children to value their own work and the work of others; display around school is therefore an important feature.
Art and design stimulates creativity and imagination. It provides visual, tactile and sensory experiences, and a special way of understanding and responding to the world. It enables children to communicate through the use of colour, texture, form, pattern and different materials and processes. They explore ideas and meanings through the work of artists and designers who have had an impact on contemporary life and on different periods and cultures.