Art and Design
We believe Art and Design stimulates creativity and imagination. It provides visual, tactile and sensory experiences and a unique way of understanding and responding to the world around us.
Pupils at All Saints Academy are encouraged to explore ideas and meanings in the work of artists, craftspeople and designers, learning about the diverse roles and functions of art, craft and design in contemporary life, and in different times and cultures.
When teaching Art and Design, our aims are:
to enable pupils to become visually literate
to use and understand Art as a form of tactile communication
to develop creative and technical skills so that ideas can be realised
to develop pupils' aesthetic sensibilities and enable them to make informed judgements about art
develop pupils' design capability
to have confidence and competence in reading and evaluating visual images and artefacts to develop pupils' ability
to articulate and communicate ideas, opinions and feelings about their own work, and that of others
As pupils progress through different topic areas, they have the opportunity to work independently, as well as in collaboration with others. As well as creating individual masterpieces, pupils are also encouraged to comment on and suggest improvements to their own work, as well as that of others.
We take every opportunity to work with artists, both in school or in galleries and museums, to give pupils first hand experiences. Art and Design is also developed through Outdoor learning.