St Cuthbert’s Art Intent Statement
At St Cuthbert’s, we believe that art is a vital and integral part of children’s education. It provides them with opportunities to develop a range of ways in which they can share and express their individual creativity, whilst making intellectual links with a wide spectrum of different types of art in our society. Art contributes to children’s spiritual development through creativity, independence, and self-reflection. Moreover, it enables pupils to develop a natural sense of wonder and curiosity about God’s world and therefore links strongly to our school values. The focus is in developing key skills for proficiency in drawing, painting, understanding colour and shade and sculpture, with the overall aim of developing a deep understanding, critical awareness and inspiration of art and design.
The art curriculum will develop children’s critical abilities and understanding of their own and others’ cultural heritages through studying a diverse range of male and female artists and designers throughout history.
Children will develop their understanding of the language of art with effective teaching and carefully thought-out project based experiences. Understanding of the visual elements of art and design (line, tone, texture, colour, pattern, shape, 3D form) will be developed by providing an accessible and engaging curriculum which will enable children to reach their full potential.