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Art & Design

At St. Paul’s, we aim to provide a high-quality Art and Design education which inspires pupils to acquire knowledge, as an artist, and enable them to skillfully apply their understanding, whilst being exposed to a wide range of artists.

The Art curriculum at St. Paul’s is planned around the key elements of:

  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Textiles
  • Collage
  • 3D
  • Digital Art

Artistic enquiry begins in the Early Years, as the children start to notice patterns and develop mark making. Our children in Early Years explore different materials freely and express their ideas and feelings through artistic techniques.

In Key Stage 1, children begin to learn about line, colour, and shape. They begin to learn about the range of techniques required for printmaking, and how to experiment with natural and man-made materials. Children in Key Stage 1 have the opportunity to study art from all over the world and describe similarities and differences between practices of other artists, making links to their own work.

As children move into Key Stage 2, they continue to develop their knowledge of form, tone, texture, and colour, while developing their techniques, including their control and their use of materials. Children are given regular opportunities to experiment and develop their creativity, using sketch books, technology and making links to great artists and designers in history. They are given opportunities to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas.

 Enrichment opportunities are woven in throughout the year, with artist visits and workshops and the opportunity to use specialist facilities at a local secondary school. 

curriculum overview art design.pdf