Beautifully designed objects, fashion, buildings, cars, films, illustrations, photographs and ideas surround us. It is easy to forget that artists have carefully considered, developed and realised their creation.
Through contextual studies, students will explore historical, social, cultural, moral and political aspects of Art. We believe that Art provides an opportunity to develop expression, creativity, confidence and self-esteem. Students are encouraged to take creative risks through experimentation with a diverse range of materials, techniques and processes.
Students learn how to solve problems creatively and how to reflect on and analyse their own and others’ work developing critical thinking skills.
For further details about the Art curriculum please contact David Rose firstname.lastname@example.org
Full details of the intent, implementation and impact of our Art curriculum are contained in our curriculum plans, downloadable from the bottom of the page.
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Primary Curriculum - Art
Every child is an artist.” Pablo Picasso
Art and Design at Harris Garrard aims to engage, inspire and challenge children to equip them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, imagine and produce works of art.
Our art provision is underpinned by several key concepts:
- Cultural understanding
- Critical understanding
At Harris Garrard, we see art as a platform through which pupils can explore visual, tactile and other sensory experiences to communicate ideas and meanings. It is this self-directed nature of teaching and learning in art which provides pupils with a sense of independence in our art lessons. We strongly believe that experimentation, innovation and risk should be encouraged, but that every piece of artwork and experimentation should be reflected on and be built on a foundation of both theoretical and practical knowledge.
Throughout our provision of Art and Design, our pupils learn to appreciate and value images and artefacts across different eras and cultures and to understand the contexts in which they were made. This more theoretical understanding will feed into their making; their ideas will become more complex and well thought out, linking to more diverse meanings and ideas behind the art works. It is this balance between the development of practical skills and theoretical engagement which we believe will produce well-rounded artists who have a profound engagement with art and other artists.
We aim to provide a systematic and progressive development of practical skills through the exploration of different techniques and materials like charcoal drawing, screen printing and clay sculpture which underpin the students’ theoretical and critical understanding of art.
Mrs Fisher Primary Art Lead
Art and Design helps students with a wide range of future career options including:
- Graphic designer
- Fashion designer
- Computer animator
- Interior designer
- Product designer
- Jewelry designer
- Website designer
- Comic book artist
- Gallery curator
Find out more about the careers programme at Harris Garrard Academy.
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