Art and Design education is aimed to give pupils the skills and knowledge necessary for them to express their responses to ideas and experiences in a visual or tactile form. It fires their imagination and is a fundamental means of personal expression.
Pupils develop life skills and have the chance to extend their knowledge of a practitioner’s work.
We are strong believers at Combs of the impact of Art and Design and its contribution to a broad, balanced and creative curriculum. It provides children with opportunities to develop and extend skills to express their individual interests and ideas, whilst also contributing to the development of the child emotionally, artistically, spiritually, intellectually and socially.
High quality art education equips children with the skills to explore, experiment, create and invent their own work of art whilst engaging, inspiring and challenging pupils. While it is essentially a practical subject, art provides opportunities for reflection and, with increasing sensitivity, pupils acquire the ability to make informed, critical responses of their own work and that of others.
Art and Design provides great pleasure to our pupils. The appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts enriches all our lives and, through deeper understanding; pupils can gain access to cultural richness and diversity.
The national curriculum for Art and Design 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, craft and design techniques
-evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design
-know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms