Art and Design

The Art and Design scheme stimulates creativity and imagination. It provides sensory experiences and enables children to communicate what they see, feel and think. Through the scheme, children secure their understanding of the formal elements of art: colour, texture, shape, line, tone, space and pattern. Skills are taught sequentially and children have opportunities to revisit and build upon previous learning. The scheme equips children to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design.

Children are encouraged to explore ideas and meanings through the work of a range of artists and designers. Children learn to think critically about the art they are exposed to and evaluate their own work. The scheme allows many cross curricular links prompting children to think more deeply on topics. Through Art, children expand their knowledge of different cultures and periods of time, instilling a sense of the impact Art has across society.

St Anthony’s Art Exhibition

The children throughout the school worked very hard to create a self-portrait in different artistic styles. An art company called ‘Images School Art Exhibitions’ framed these works of art and created an art exhibition in our school hall. It was very special to be able to welcome classes and families in to admire the children’s wonderful work.

Art in Nursery

Some nice examples of Nursery’s art

Art in Reception

Art in Year 4

Our topic for art this half term is ‘Storytelling Through Drawing’. We started the topic by thinking about the story of us by using our names and transforming them into things we enjoy such as our favourite animals, colours, and food. We then focused on using charcoal to create a mood or texture within a picture which followed the same process that Laura Carlin uses when illustrating books.

Most recently, we read the poem ‘The Tale of Custard the Dragon’ by Ogden Nash to become illustrators ourselves. We each got a stanza of the poem and had to illustrate what we thought was happening using a variety of materials available.