At St Philips's our Art curriculum provides children with opportunities to develop their skills using a range of media and materials. Children learn the skills of drawing, painting, printing, collage, textiles and 3D work and are given the opportunity to explore and evaluate different creative ideas. Children will be introduced to a range of works and develop knowledge of the styles and vocabulary used by famous artists. Where possible Art will link to any over arching topics or themes which the children are studying however there may be planned opportunities for more discrete lessons or units of work.
In September the whole school looked at 'The Snail' by Matisse as part of their house charity day. They were given an opportunity to create their own piece of artwork similar to his based on an animal of their choice, using different collage techniques to support their learning. Over the year phase teams have planned in different units of work linked to themes or topics of their choice, which will allow the children to develop a certain skill.
In order to develop the children's understanding of Artists from around the world, we have introduced an artist of the half term. All children across the school will learn about that artist and will complete some reflection activities linked to their work. Information can be found on our Art display board in the courtyard or by clicking on the links below.
The first artist we are looking at is Pablo Picasso. Take a look at the information below to learn a little more about his life and the art he produced.