ART & DESIGN AT SHS
The Art & Design curriculum at SHS is designed to creatively inspire, challenge and engage children, encouraging them to create, invent and experiment whilst developing knowledge and skills.
The Art and Design curriculum at SHS is designed to creatively inspire, challenge and engage children, encouraging them to create, invent and experiment whilst developing knowledge and skills.
The children have weekly Art classes within the curriculum and their lessons integrate art history, creative techniques and cultural influences. These enable pupils to explore their creativity and imagination, and give them the freedom to express themselves through a combination of visual, tactile and sensory experiences.
Pupils are encouraged to critically explore ideas and artistic representation through studying the work of a range of artists and craftsman to learn about the functions of art, as well as its impact on society and culture.
Children gain an understanding of the Elements and Principles of Art and Design using a variety of techniques, and experiment with numerous art materials to create paintings, observational drawings, sculptures, prints and mixed media pieces.
Art and Design is offered in numerous clubs running throughout the year where children are guided and helped to develop their skills, creativity and confidence in a variety of art disciplines in small groups.
Gifted and talented Art Scholarship students are nurtured and challenged into achieving their full potential in preparation for future senior schools.
Gallery and location trips are arranged to inspire, broaden children’s cultural awareness and deepen their appreciation for the work of others.
All trips are designed to be cross curricular and support other aspects of pupil learning.