The Curriculum: Art and Design

Art Intent

‘Art has the power to transform, to illuminate, to educate, inspire and motivate.’ Harvey Fierstein 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 all children to communicate what they see, feel and think through the use of different materials and art processes including line, colour, texture, form, pattern and tone. The appreciation and enjoyment of the Art enriches all our lives at The Mead and we are committed to providing a rich and varied Art curriculum for all children.

Art Implementation

Art is planned by our art specialist teacher to ensure high quality and progressive outcomes across all year groups and continuity across sites. All art processes and visual elements are mapped out to ensure children experience a range of outcomes building on previous learning. Art plans are developed from key art skills and follow a 6-week cycle:

Session 1: Observational drawing and key skills

Session 2: Artist or contextual link

Session 3: Show final piece – continue with experimental work

Sessions 4/5: Publishing: creating final piece

Session 6: Finishing/evaluating/pupil voice

Creativity takes courage

Henri Matisse

Art gallery