Art & Design
"Creativity takes courage" – Henri Matisse
At the Federation of Wellington Community School and Marlborough Infant School, our Art Curriculum embodies the highest form of creativity that is accessible to all and maximises the development of every child’s ability and artistic achievement. We engage, inspire and challenge our pupils in order to equip them with the knowledge and skills needed to experiment and express themselves through the use of different art and design techniques (sketching, painting, sculpture and other art and design techniques).
To develop these techniques, our pupils will gain early experience of exploring the use of colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space in the development and creation of artworks. Children will study current and historic artists and apply learned techniques and vocabulary to communicate how they see, think and feel about the world around them.
Our Art units are designed to show clear progression of techniques throughout the school, which will allow the children to progress onto Key Stage 3 being able to create sketch books as a tool to record and discuss their creativity, comment on the work of others and discuss their own views as confident, passionate artists.