“All children are born artists – the problem is to remain an artist as we grow up.” Picasso
We believe at Laurel Park School that Art is a subject that can help us to understand and give meaning to the world in which we live. Art teachers support students to communicate and express themselves visually, and also how to interpret and interact with the way other artists and designers have expressed themselves with Art. Through our curriculum, we aim to provide students with a range of experiences to ensure our students combine practical skills with creative thinking, developing highly valuable and transferable skills for future careers and life. In our curriculum we celebrate different ways of working, cultural practices and art movements to reflect the diverse nature of our students. We also consider the links between visual art and different art-forms such as music and poetry, to help our students access higher order thinking and to understand the breadth and complexity of art as a medium for expression. We also consider art to be a powerful way for communities to come together to create collaborative, meaningful work.
Every lesson the 4 key pillars will support the learning that takes place:
● Develop ideas through visual and contextual research
● Experiment with materials and techniques from a range of art styles and practices, including three dimensional art. Students should be able to refine and improve their work as they go.
● To develop and record their own ideas through primary and secondary images
● Identify and resolve problems when exploring techniques, developing ideas and creating artworks
Our ultimate aim, for any student studying Art at Laurel Park is that we instil them with practical skills, expressive skills, contextual understanding and critical thinking skills through which they can continue to engage with Art and Design throughout their lives.
● A fully equipped art classroom
● 3D Printer
● Laser Cutter
● Light box
● Digital Drawing Pens
The Art curriculum booklet can be downloaded here: