Art at St. Luke's
Subject leader: Miss C Williams
“Every child is an artist.”
- Pablo Picasso
What we believe:
At St Luke’s, we ensure that all children enjoy a broad, balanced and enriching art curriculum. We strive to help them learn to communicate their ideas through their artwork and have opportunities to learn about art from different times and cultures. We believe all children have the right to equal access to the subject regardless of gender, race or disability and aim for our learners to become proficient in various 2D and 3D media, learn to analyse creative work using the language of art and study great artists.
We use a specially designed syllabus which takes into account not only National Curriculum aims and objectives, but focuses on different influential artists each year. The children learn about the style they are renowned for as well as techniques in different media which they can use to emulate it.
Long Term Plan:
Helping your child with Art at home:
- Allow access to simple art resources at home from an early age eg. paper, pens, chalks, scissors and glue
- Play together with dough and experiment moulding different colours, textures, shapes and forms
- Provide the freedom for your child to create and experiment with out boundaries – let them explore their individuality and own artistic style
- Expose your children to lots of different types of art, take a trip to a local gallery, e.g. the Whitworth Art Gallery and explore and discuss the pieces of art they like and don’t like
- Research local and favourite artists and their styles
- Explore opportunities to create digital art
- Be proud of their art work, display it at home and tell them just how fabulous it is!
Useful links for Art and Design
- The Artful Parent
You can access over 500 arts and crafts activities, including painting, sculptures and printmaking. This site gives you ideas of what Art supplies to provide for you child in order to create and make different things.
- Art for Kids hub
You can watch step by step videos on how to draw different things, origami for children, how to paint, holiday and celebratory art projects and projects related to the Seasons. It also gives you a list of the resources you will need before completing each art project.
- Land Art for Kids
A website which gives you ideas on how to collect natural resources to produce different forms of Art.
- Tate Kids-The Best Art Website for Kids
Kids can follow instructions to make different things, play art games and quizzes and explore and read about the work of well-known artists.
- BBC Bitesize Art and Design
You can watch class clips on famous artists, techniques and how to create different things.