Art and Design

Art and Design Technology

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We believe that children who excel Art and Design have these essential characteristics:

• The ability to use visual language skillfully and convincingly (for example, line, shape, pattern, colour, texture, form) to express emotions, interpret observations, convey insights and accentuate their individuality.
• The ability to communicate fluently in visual and tactile form.
• The ability to draw confidently and adventurously from observation, memory and imagination.
• The ability to explore and invent marks, develop and deconstruct ideas and communicate perceptively and powerfully through purposeful drawing in 2D, 3D or
digital media.
• An impressive knowledge and understanding of other artists, craftmakers and designers.
• The ability to think and act like creative practitioners by using their knowledge and understanding to inform, inspire and interpret ideas, observations and feelings.
• Independence, initiative and originality which they can use to develop their creativity.
• The ability to select and use materials, processes and techniques skillfully and inventively to realise intentions and capitalise on the unexpected.
• The ability to reflect on, analyse and critically evaluate their own work and that of others.
• A passion for and a commitment to the subject.

 

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In order to excel in Art and Design, we believe that children throughout our school must achieve the following learning objectives:

•    To develop ideas
•    To master techniques
•    To take inspiration from the greats

Specifically, the children should master the skills below:

Objectives

Aspects of Learning

Key Stage 1

Milestone 1

Lower Key Stage 2

Milestone 2

Upper Key Stage 2

Milestone 3

To develop ideas • Respond to ideas and starting points.
• Explore ideas and collect visual information.
• Explore different methods and materials as
ideas develop.
• Develop ideas from starting points
throughout the curriculum.
• Collect information, sketches and resources.
• Adapt and refine ideas as they progress.
• Explore ideas in a variety of ways.
• Comment on artworks using visual language.
• Develop and imaginatively extend ideas from
starting points throughout the curriculum.
• Collect information, sketches and resources
and present ideas imaginatively in a sketch
book.
• Use the qualities of materials to enhance
ideas.
• Spot the potential in unexpected results as
work progresses.
• Comment on artworks with a fluent grasp of
visual language.
To master techniques Painting • Use thick and thin brushes.
• Mix primary colours to make secondary.
• Add white to colours to make tints and black
to colours to make tones.
• Create colour wheels.
• Use a number of brush techniques using thick
and thin brushes to produce shapes, textures,
patterns and lines.
• Mix colours effectively.
• Use watercolour paint to produce washes for
backgrounds then add detail.
• Experiment with creating mood with colour.
• Sketch (lightly) before painting to combine
line and colour.
• Create a colour palette based upon colours
observed in the natural or built world.
• Use the qualities of watercolour and acrylic
paints to create visually interesting pieces.
• Combine colours, tones and tints to enhance
the mood of a piece.
• Use brush techniques and the qualities of
paint to create texture.
• Develop a personal style of painting, drawing
upon ideas from other artists.
Collage • Use a combination of materials that are cut,
torn and glued.
• Sort and arrange materials.
• Mix materials to create texture.
• Select and arrange materials for a striking
effect.
• Ensure work is precise.
• Use coiling, overlapping, tessellation, mosaic
and montage.
• Mix textures (rough and smooth, plain and
patterned).
• Combine visual and tactile qualities.
• Use ceramic mosaic materials and techniques.
Sculpture • Use a combination of shapes.
• Include lines and texture.
• Use rolled up paper, straws, paper, card and
clay as materials.
• Use techniques such as rolling, cutting,
moulding and carving.
• Create and combine shapes to create
recognisable forms (e.g. shapes made from
nets or solid materials).
• Include texture that conveys feelings,
expression or movement.
• Use clay and other mouldable materials.
• Add materials to provide interesting detail.
• Show life-like qualities and real-life
proportions or, if more abstract, provoke
different interpretations.
• Use tools to carve and add shapes, texture
and pattern.
• Combine visual and tactile qualities.
• Use frameworks (such as wire or moulds) to
provide stability and form.
Drawing • Draw lines of different sizes and thickness.

• Colour (own work) neatly following the lines.

• Show pattern and texture by adding dots and lines.

• Show different tones by using coloured pencils.

• Use different hardnesses of pencils to show line, tone and texture.

• Annotate sketches to explain and elaborate ideas.

• Sketch lightly (no need to use a rubber to correct mistakes).

• Use shading to show light and shadow.

• Use hatching and cross hatching to show tone and texture.

• Use a variety of techniques to add interesting effects (e.g. reflections, shadows, direction of sunlight).

• Use a choice of techniques to depict movement, perspective, shadows and reflection.

• Choose a style of drawing suitable for the work (e.g. realistic or impressionistic).

• Use lines to represent movement.

Print • Use repeating or overlapping shapes.

• Mimic print from the environment (e.g. wallpapers).

• Use objects to create prints (e.g. fruit, vegetables or sponges).

• Press, roll, rub and stamp to make prints.

• Use layers of two or more colours.

• Replicate patterns observed in natural or built environments.

• Make printing blocks (e.g. from coiled string glued to a block).

• Make precise repeating patterns.

• Build up layers of colours.

• Create an accurate pattern, showing fine detail.

• Use a range of visual elements to reflect the purpose of the work.

Textiles • Use weaving to create a pattern.

• Join materials using glue and/or a stitch.

• Use plaiting.

• Use dip dye techniques.

• Shape and stitch materials.

• Use basic cross stitch and back stitch.

• Colour fabric.

• Create weavings.

• Quilt, pad and gather fabric.

• Show precision in techniques.

• Choose from a range of stitching techniques.

• Combine previously learned techniques to create pieces.

Digital media • Use a wide range of tools to create different textures, lines, tones, colours and shapes. • Create images, video and sound recordings and explain why they were created. • Enhance digital media by editing (including sound, video, animation, still images and installations).
To take inspiration from the greats (classic and modern) • Describe the work of notable artists,
artisans and designers.
• Use some of the ideas of artists studied to
create pieces.
• Replicate some of the techniques used by
notable artists, artisans and designers.
• Create original pieces that are influenced by
studies of others.
• Give details (including own sketches) about
the style of some notable artists, artisans
and designers.
• Show how the work of those studied was
influential in both society and to other
artists.
• Create original pieces that show a range of
influences and styles.
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