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Art & Design

Art in Action

Intent

 

Characteristics of an Artist

  • The ability to use visual language skillfully and convincingly (for example, line, shape, pattern, colour, texture, form) to express emotions, interpret observations, convey insights and accentuate their individuality.
  • The ability to communicate fluently in visual and tactile form.
  • The ability to draw confidently and adventurously from observation, memory and imagination.
  • The ability to explore and invent marks, develop and deconstruct ideas and communicate perceptively and powerfully through purposeful drawing in 2D, 3D or digital media.
  • An impressive knowledge and understanding of other artists, craftmakers and designers.
  • The ability to think and act like creative practitioners by using their knowledge and understanding to inform, inspire and interpret ideas, observations and feelings.
  • Independence, initiative and originality which they can use to develop their creativity.
  • The ability to select and use materials, processes and techniques skillfully and inventively to realise intentions and capitalise on the unexpected.
  • The ability to reflect on, analyse and critically evaluate their own work and that of others.
  • A passion for and a commitment to the subject.

 

Aspirations for the future!

 

Pupils develop an understanding of how subjects and specific skills are linked to future jobs.

 

Here are some of the jobs you could aspire to do in the future as an Artist:

 

Wardrobe master

Curator

Author and illustrator

Furniture designer

Fashion designer

 

For more careers, please visit First Careers.

Implementation

 

Our pupils should be able to organise their knowledge, skills and understanding around the following key concepts:

  • Develop ideas 
  • Master techniques 
  • Take inspiration from the greats 

 

These key concepts underpin learning in each milestone. This enables pupils to reinforce and build upon prior learning, make connections and develop subject specific language. 

 

The vertical accumulation of knowledge and skills from Years 1 to 6 is mapped as follows in the booklet below:

Art Milestones

Impact

 

Assessment

Through the explicit teaching of Art skills, both the teachers and the pupils assess their learning continuously throughout the lesson. Pupils are assessed using pre and post learning questions, devised by teachers and interwoven throughout the unit of learning.

 

Our assessment systems enable teachers to make informed judgements about the depth of their learning and the progress they have made over time.   

Curriculum Progression- Art

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