“We are God’s work of art, created in Christ Jesus.” Ephesians 2.10
At Wolvey, our intention for the Art curriculum is to engage, inspire and challenge pupils, whilst equipping them with the key knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art. Alongside the individuals’ opportunity to express themselves, we recognise that it is essential to teach children about great artists, the works that they have created, and to also have an understanding of how art has influenced history, contributed to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation and the world that we live in at the present. Art should be delivered by teachers so that it is accessible for all and to maximise the developments of all abilities, enabling all children to learn about artists and to understand how the skills and knowledge they have learnt can be applied within their our learning and expression.
What does Art look like at Wolvey C of E?
At Wolvey, we believe that high-quality Art lessons will inspire children to think innovatively and develop creative procedural understanding. Children learn the skills of drawing, painting, printing, collage, textiles, 3D work and digital art and are given the opportunity to explore and evaluate different creative ideas. Children will be introduced to a range of works and develop knowledge of the styles and vocabulary used by famous artists. The skills they acquire are applied to their cross-curricular topics, allowing children to use their art skills to reflect on and explore topics in greater depth. It is paramount that artwork be purposeful; be this as a means of expression or to explore the styles of other artists that inspire our own work. Children should be clear what the intended outcomes are and have a means to measure their own work against this. In Art, children are expected to be reflective and evaluate their work, thinking about how they can make changes and keep improving. This should be meaningful and continuous throughout the process, with evidence of age-related verbal and written refection. Children are encouraged to take risks and experiment and then reflect on why some ideas and techniques are successful or not for a particular project. Our aim is to ensure that children feel confident approaching artwork, feel a strong sense of achievement, value the impact of art and are able to reach their full potential.
Art Gallery Event
In the past, we have hosted an Art Gallery event to showcase the amazing work our children have produced.
Art from home
Please find some links below that will enable you to keep improving your art and design skills at home. Have fun being creative!
Drawing bootcampTry out for free
Digital ArtFree and online
Online collageClick 'create your own artwork'