Art & Design

Here at Seton, our aim is to develop a range of artistic skills over EYFS and both key stages. Children should leave our school competent in sketching, drafting, composing, and colour-mixing and with experiences of wider artistic mediums such as sculpture, photography, and mixed media. In conjunction with these skills pupils will study significant artists and art movements, understanding that their style reflects the mood of the culture at the time and offers us a deeper historical understanding of our world.

A carefully planned, progressive and sequenced curriculum allows pupils to develop their artistic skills, revisiting techniques each year in order to make progress.

Aims – our Curriculum INTENT

The aims of art and design in our school are:

  • To enable all children to have access to a varied range of high-quality art experiences.
  • To provide an imaginative, innovative, and co-ordinated art programme which will foster enthusiasm for art and design amongst all children.
  • To foster an enjoyment and appreciation of the visual arts and a knowledge of artists, craftspeople, and designers, through links with the local and wider multicultural community.
  • To stimulate children’s creativity and imagination by providing visual, tactile, and sensory experience.
  • To develop children’s understanding of colour, form, texture, pattern, and their ability to use materials and processes to communicate ideas, feelings and meaning.
  • To inspire confidence, value, and pleasure in art.
  • To cultivate children’s aesthetic awareness and enable them to make informed judgements about art and become actively involved in shaping environments.
  • To teach children to express their own ideas, feelings, thoughts, and experiences.
  • To develop children’s design capability.
  • To enhance children’s ability to value the contribution made by artists, craft workers and designers and respond critically and imaginatively to ideas, images, and objects.