Parents’ Guide to Art
|‘Art is the oxygen that makes all the other subjects breathe.’
|We learn … the skills and knowledge to use drawing, painting, sculpture, printing, collage and textiles to creatively design and make products.
|We learn … to record our work from experience, observation and imagination.
|We learn … to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in the visual elements of colour, pattern, line, texture, shape, form & space.
|We learn …. how to look at our own and others’ work and decide how we think and feel about it.
|We love to … use natural materials.
|And … make our own colours.
|We love to … use natural of different textures that we find outside to make our art.
|And … use the world around us for great ideas.
|We love … creating art outdoors. It helps us to have happy and healthy minds and bodies.
|Art teaches us to … problem solve, take risks, be inventive, make decisions, be resilient and challenge ourselves.
|It helps us … to work as a team, develop social skills and cooperate, express ourselves, be confident and develop our own identity.
|We love to … learn about the art and design of different cultures across the world which connect us with our wider global community.
|We love to …. learn about great artists, architects and designers in history to understand our place in the world. We learn that nature’s geometry gives balance and harmony to design.
|Inspiration comes from … our curiosity in our amazing local environment where we feel at one, support our wellbeing and enjoy the mindfulness of art.
|Nature’s principles of Harmony help us to look at and learn about ourselves and our world.
|Drawing is fundamental to all the work we do. So we practise and practise and practise until we are really good.
|If you look really closely you can see the wonder, pattern and beauty in nature.
|We appreciate the diversity in everything around us and how it enriches our lives and allows us all to be different.
|Through exciting creative projects We explore Harmony principles of adaptation, interdependence and cycles.
|We value learning … from experts in our wider community who have important skills and knowledge to pass on.
|We believe in … building partnerships that help to promote our community cohesion through specialist support.
|Geometry … gives us a different lens for learning. We learn about the patterns in nature of circles and spirals, and in the proportions, beauty and symmetries in living things.
|Great Works bring our learning together in memorable ways. We are determined to be the best that we can be and share purposeful outcomes.
|We love to … show off and celebrate what we have achieved as unique individuals and together as a whole group.