Vision for Art and Design Learning
"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up."
"That's the great thing about art. Anybody can do it if you just believe. With practice, you can make great paintings"
At Morda Primary school, we believe art and design to be an essential part of the curriculum. Art allows the child to develop their imagination and creativity, to make connections through their inventive minds and gives children the skills to record their imagination and ideas.
Art also encourages expression and visual thinking, which in turn helps children learn other subjects.
Children can develop their observational skills through art and design, which helps children become better observers to the world around them.
Children experiment with the use of colour, texture, form, line, shape, pattern and use different materials. The children learn to improve their mastery of art and design techniques by learning specific drawing, painting, printing, and sculpture techniques. The children use technology to produce images, patterns, and decorative pieces of work. They will record their observations and ideas and use them to review and evaluate improvements. They take inspiration from nature, design and will also learn about great artists, architects, and designers in history.
Curriculum and Implementation
Our curriculum at Morda ensures that learning within art and design stimulates creativity and imagination. It provides visual, tactile and sensory experiences. Our rolling programme will inspire, engage and challenge children - enabling all pupils to communicate what they see, feel and think through the use of colour, texture, form and pattern. Pupils at Morda will become involved in shaping their environment through art and design activities, involving different creative techniques. They will explore ideas and meaning through the work of modern, contemporary and traditional artists and designers .
By the end of their time at Morda, we want pupils to have learned, improved and embedded a range of artistic skills. They should have an awareness of a broad range of artists and craftspeople, and be able to consider and discuss the artworks they come across. We want our pupils to be confident to explore, experiment and take risks, placing value on the process and journey that they take, not just on the finished product. Most importantly, we want children to have found and enjoyed a creative outlet – a means of self-expression and enjoyment.