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Art and Design Curriculum Intent


In Art and Design, children learn about visual and tactile expression and communication. They should be taught about:


  • Expressing ideas, emotions, observations and experiences in images
  • Developing creativity and imagination
  • Using colour, form, texture and patterns
  • Using materials and processes
  • Understanding, appreciating, respecting and enjoying other people’s visual expressions
  • The work of artists, craftspeople and designers from different cultures, including those represented in the host country
  • Functions of the visual arts in people’s lives now and in the past


The Knowledge, Skills and Understanding which children gain through their study of Art can be regarded in terms of:

  • Enquiry
  • Designing
  • Making
  • Techniques
  • Materials
  • Interpretation
  • Evaluation
  • Communication


Art Displays