"Art is a fundamental human process. Every society from the most primitive to the most sophisticated has expressed itself through art. But more important every person has put thoughts and emotions into an art form. ... Art is a dynamic and unifying activity, with great potential for the education of our children. "

Lowenfield and Brittan, 1983


The aims of art and design are:

  • to enable children to record from first-hand experience and from imagination, and to select their own ideas to use in their work
  • to develop creativity and imagination through a range of complex activities
  • to improve the children's ability to control materials, tools and techniques
  • to increase their critical awareness of the roles and purposes of art and design in different times and cultures
  • to develop increasing confidence in the use of visual and tactile elements and materials
  • to foster an enjoyment and appreciation of the visual arts and a knowledge of artists, craftspeople and designers

To view our skills summary for KS1 Art, please click here

To view our skills summary for KS2 Art, please click here


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St Elpheges Catholic Schools
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