At Darras Hall we believe that art education stimulates creativity, inventiveness and imagination whilst enabling the child unique opportunities to develop intellectually, emotionally, physically and socially. Our art curriculum intends to provide all children with opportunities to communicate what they see, feel and think through the exploration of new techniques, materials and mediums.
We aim for all of our children to develop an appreciation for the power and influence of art and articulate their own opinions about pieces of work using specific technical vocabulary. Our creative and structured approach to the acquisition of artistic skills allows children to express their individuality and develop their own unique identity as an artist.
Children experiment with their ideas, their use of colour, texture, form, pattern and different materials and processes through traditions, famous artists and celebrated pieces. They gain an understanding of how art has helped to shape our society and recognise the impact that significant artists have had on the world.
At Darras Hall Primary School, children are taught to build upon a progressive sequence of skills relating to core aspects of the National Curriculum including painting, collage, sculpture and drawing. In addition to this, the celebration of art and culture is interwoven within all units of learning and across the wider curriculum. Children's work in art is celebrated and valued throughout the school in the form of displays in the halls, corridors and classrooms.