Art

At St David’s we believe Art and Design should be fun and that it plays an important part in the development of our pupils, stimulating their creativity and imagination. 

Children are encouraged to use colour, pattern, texture, line, tone, shape, form, space and different materials and processes to communicate what they see, feel and think. They explore, through discussion and the making of art, the ideas and meanings in the work of artists, craftspeople, designers and architects.  They learn the part that art and craft and design plays in their own and others’ lives, now and in different times and cultures. Children learn a full range of techniques using a variety of different tools and processes. Through the use of drawing, painting, collage, 3D sculpture, architecture, printing, textiles and photography children are able to reflect and be inspired by the world around them.

Children enjoy developing their techniques and ideas with creativity, experimentation and evaluating their work and that of others in a constructive, but critical manner, developing a specialist art vocabulary.

Children are taught  how to safely use a variety of materials, tools and processes, including ICT, and through experimenting gain increasing confidence, technical control and skill.