Art and Design
Art and design stimulates creativity and imagination. It provides visual, tactile and sensory experiences, and a special way of understanding and responding to the world. It enables children to communicate what they see, feel and think, through the use of colour, texture, form, pattern and different materials and processes. Children become involved in shaping their environments through art and design activities. They learn to make informed judgements, and aesthetic and practical decisions. They explore ideas and meanings through the work of artists and designers. Through learning about the roles and functions of art, they can explore the impact it has had on contemporary life and on different periods and cultures. The appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts enriches all our lives.
The aims of art and design in our school are:
- to enable children to record from first-hand experience and from imagination, and to select their own ideas to use in their work;
- to develop creativity and imagination through a range of simple and more complex activities;
- to improve the children’s ability to control materials, tools and techniques;
- to increase their critical awareness of the roles and purposes of art and design in different times and cultures;
- to develop increasing confidence in the use of visual and tactile elements and materials;
- to foster an enjoyment and appreciation of the visual arts, and a knowledge of artists, craftspeople and designers.
To view our Art Curriculum and our progression in skills document please click on the links below
Progression of Skills in art and design (document opens in new window)
Art Curriculum Map (document opens in new window)
Places to visit in Liverpool
Tate Liverpool – FREE
Albert Dock, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 4BB
Art gallery with exhibitions suitable for children and lots of fun activities and games.
Walker Art Gallery – FREE
William Brown Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 8EL
‘Big Art For Little Artists’ a children’s art gallery with fun opportunities for kids to make their own artworks, dress up as characters from the Walker’s paintings using their costume kit, play with puppets and create their own stories.
Bluecoat – FREE
School Lane, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 3BX
Discover the best of contemporary art with free daily activities at the Children’s Corner and monthly family events.
ROYAL MAIL HEROES STAMP DESIGN COMPETITION
Our school have been very excited to take part in the Royal Mail Heroes Stamp Design Competition to honour the key workers and volunteer heroes of the Coronavirus Pandemic.
The Royal Mail would like to honour our heroes by producing a set of eight stamps. The stamps will feature designs created by eight school-aged children from across the country. The final eight stamps will be sent to Her Majesty The Queen for approval before they can be printed and issued.
We have been very impressed by the entries and touched to see that many of our children have chosen their own parents and family members as their heroes who have worked tirelessly as doctors, nurses, firefighters, teachers, shop workers etc to keep our country going during the pandemic.
Take a look at some of the fantastic entries below.