Subject Leader: Miss I Martin

At St Joseph’s, art forms an important part of the curriculum and is incorporated into our lessons.  We believe art education stimulates creativity and imagination whilst giving the child unique opportunities to develop intellectually, emotionally, physically and socially.  Our pupils will learn to use a range of different materials creatively to design and make products. They will draw, paint, print and sculpture materials such as clay to develop techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space. Children will use technology to produce images. They will also learn about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers.

We value Art as an important part of the children’s entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum. Art provides the children with the opportunities to develop and extend skills and an opportunity to express their individual interests, thought and ideas.

The national curriculum for art aims to ensure that all pupils:

  •  Produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences
  •  Become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art techniques
  •  Evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art.
  •  Know about great artists, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.