Art and Design
At Folksworth Church of England (VC) Primary School, children are presented with a wide variety of materials and techniques from Early Years upwards. They will continue to develop and apply knowledge and skills as they progress throughout the school. We expose the children to different styles of art and give them the opportunity to study famous artists within the genres.
Our art and design curriculum ensures that all pupils are engaged, inspired and challenged whilst equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own artwork. Block teaching of the topic helps to develop the pupils’ skills and control in a range of art concepts. The use of techniques and materials such as; colour, pattern, line, texture, shape, form and space, as well as their grasp of drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials build on children’s understanding. Regular opportunities for the children to record what they are learning in their sketchbooks, alongside linking the work of different artists and their own, helps them to revisit and evaluate their own ideas and designs in greater depth. Pupils work independently or in groups to encourage ability to work within their community, and also to celebrate artistic individuality.