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At Glenleigh Park we have designed an exciting and progressive curriculum for Art and Design that inspires, engages and challenges all pupils. It provides our children with a range of opportunities to create, investigate and develop a rich foundation of artistic vocabulary, knowledge and skills. Pupils are encouraged to take risks, exploring new ideas and techniques and share their imagination and experiences in a supportive environment where there is no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ result, making it accessible for all.
Our Art and Design curriculum provides children with the opportunity to:
- explore and develop their creativity, own interpretations and self-expression
- develop their technical art skills and techniques using a wide range of media and materials, including printing, painting, drawing, collage, sculpture, textiles and digital media
- discover and experiment alongside direct high quality teaching.
Pupils are taught to enjoy the artistic process as well as instilling a sense of pride in their creative outcomes, resulting in happy, confident and independent learners. As well as working individually pupils may also work collaboratively with others, requiring cooperation and team work.
Children are introduced to the works of a broad and balanced range of great artists, designers and crafts people. This allows them to experience cultural diversity and the wonders of the wider world. They are given the opportunity to develop their critical thinking and communication skills by evaluating and discussing their own work and that of others in a respectful and considerate way. Through being given these opportunities, children will learn many transferable skills which can be applied across other curriculum subjects and will help them to develop creatively, intellectually, emotionally, physically and socially, preparing them for life within and beyond Glenleigh Park.