At Scott Broadwood, we aim to spark and encourage a LOVE for art. We aim to develop the children’s ability to explore art through cross curricular links, to work collaboratively and expose children to a range of different media and inspiring art works and experiences. Within our lessons, we believe it is vital to focus on the creative journey and develop our artistic knowledge and key skills. We collect ideas and experiences which help us to master techniques and work towards our final piece. Art at Scott Broadwood offers children experiences of analysing the work of great artists and encourages an understanding of how art and design can be created using different media and materials. We follow the national curriculum for art and design which aims to ensure that all pupils:
- produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences
- become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques
- evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design
- know about great artists, craft makers and designersâ€‹
Art at Scott Broadwood explores 3 key areas which include developing ideas, mastering techniques and taking inspiration from famous art and artists. The techniques that will be covered across the school are: drawing, printing, painting, collage and sculpture. Children are taught techniques using a wide range of materials and media. By the end of Year 2 children are beginning to develop their ideas by collecting information, discussing, sketching, exploring and presenting ideas. They should be able to adapt and refine their ideas as they progress. They will explore ideas with a variety of materials in different ways. They will also be able to comment on famous artists. By the end of year 2 children should have had experience of, and the chance to master a wide range of techniques using paint, pencil, pastel, charcoal, collage, clay. When taking inspiration from the greats the children will replicate some of the techniques used and create original pieces that are influenced by their studies and discussion.
Children will leave Scott Broadwood as creative and imaginative individuals who have developed a love and appreciation of art. They will have developed their key skills of drawing, painting, collage and sculptures. They will also have taken inspiration from many of the great artists and be able to comment on their work.