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.

This is our Art and Design Policy 

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This is what EYFS will be looking at through expressive arts and design:

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The National Curriculum for Art and design 

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Our Curriculum 

The children in our Nursery have lots of fun exploring their creativity through Art in continuous provision. There are endless opportunities both in the indoor and outdoor area to explore Art through drawing, painting and 3D work.

The children in Year 1 have been learning about ‘The UK and Our Local Area’ in Geography. To link this topic to their Art lessons the children have used various collage materials and techniques such as tearing, ripping and scrunching to create an aerial view collage of our school.  

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Here are some useful links that you can use with your child to help with their learning at home.

https://www.tate.org.uk/kids

Lots of great ideas for art at home using various art forms such as painting, drawing, sculptures and collage and links with technology including animation and GIFs.

http://www.crayola.co.uk/

Great website with fun craft ideas to try at home as well as colouring pages and games.

https://artprojectsforkids.org/

Step by step instructions of how to draw various animals, plants, landscapes and more.

https://www.nga.gov/education/kids.html

Art Zone interactive activities for iPad and a freehand sketchbook for children of all ages.

 

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. Fingers crossed that we might have a winning stamp from our school. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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