Art and Design
Every child an Artist
At Our Lady of Lourdes we believe it is imperative that every child is an artist and has the self-belief for this. We believe that all of our children through a variety of creative and practical activities should be taught the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to engage in an interactive process of designing and making. They should have an understanding of their own cultural capital and work in a range of relevant contexts for example, their home, school, the wider environment, local museums and art galleries. In line with our mission statement to Love, Learn and Grow we believe that all of our children should use art and design to show love to culture and how art and design has shaped this and our history. To learn the skills and knowledge of art and design and its great craft makers. To have their imaginations stimulated enough that they grow in self-confidence and have the ability to express creatively and freely.
The core curriculum for art and design aims to ensure that all pupils:
- Produce creative work, explore their ideas and record 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 and craft makers and their art form.