At Studley Infants’ School, we value art and design as an important part of our children’s entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum. We believe that art is a medium for children to express themselves which in turn builds their self-confidence and imagination. We nurture their natural curiosity with a hands on, investigative approach to express themselves. We encourage children to be enthused and excited by their application of art and creativity, leading to them growing up wanting to be illustrators, graphic designers, curators or fine artists.
The progression within the art and design curriculum has been carefully crafted so that children develop their artistic capital, remember their lessons and embrace the opportunities they are presented with. Children are able to create using a variety of different methods and skills and will build upon these skills as they progress though the school.
We intend to increase children’s cultural capital by inviting them to know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms. We encourage children to discuss what they like and dislike about an artist’s work and as such, begin to develop their own individual preferences. We have high ambitions and expectations for all children ensuring strong cross-curricular links are made which supports them to become confident and enthusiastic artists.