Art & Design
Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.
At All Saints' we will stimulate and develop the potential of every child in Art. Our pupils will be confident and proud of the achievements they make. Art is taught across every year group, covering a full range of skills. Where appropriate, they are planned for and integrated into many areas of the creative curriculum.
Every child at All Saints has the opportunity to enjoy, participate and ultimately learn from Art. We aim to provide a wide range of high quality art experiences for all abilities and backgrounds, and promote understanding of different forms of Art and Artists from a wide range of cultures, including their own.
Art can address different learning styles, increasing confidence. It opens a world of expression, imagination and enjoyment.
Useful Websites for Art and Design
For All Year Groups
The Artful Parent
You can access over 500 arts and crafts activities, including painting, sculptures and printmaking. This site gives you ideas of what Art supplies to provide for you child in order to create and make different things.
Art for Kids hub
You can watch step by step videos on how to draw different things, origami for children, how to paint, holiday and celebratory art projects and projects related to the Seasons. It also gives you a list of the resources you will need before completing each art project.
Land Art for Kids
A website which gives you ideas on how to collect natural resources to produce different forms of Art.
Tate Kids-The Best Art Website for Kids
Kids can follow instructions to make different things, play art games and quizzes and explore and read about the work of well-known artists.
BBC Bitesize Art and Design
You can watch class clips on famous artists, techniques and how to create different things.
How to encourage Art & Design at home...
Try to get hold of as many different types of drawing and painting resources as you can to let your child get creative and explore creating art using different materials. Paints, chalk, crayons, pens, pencils, modelling clay and much more can be found in discount shops. Just don’t forget to put lots of newspaper down first!
Use household objects creatively
Alternatively, instead of buying materials, let them get creative using things around the house – for example, pasta and pulses to create pictures using glue.
Keep a sketch book
Encourage your child to keep a sketch book. Suggest that they take it with them when they go out so that they can look for things to sketch – a tree, a building, a scene. Alternatively, if they see something they would like to draw, take a photo on your phone and let them sketch from it when they are home.
Celebrate your child's art
Praise your child’s creations and encourage them not to get disheartened if they feel they have made ‘mistakes’. Explain that art is about being creative and trying out different things. There is no right or wrong way to do things. You could even ‘frame’ their work using coloured paper or card and create a little gallery on the kitchen wall or in their bedroom to display their work.
Discuss and enjoy art together
Find out about local art galleries or museums that you can visit with your child. Encourage them to talk about what they see and to share their opinions – about subject matter, colours, what materials the artist used, and so on.
Recommended Books : Art & Design
Careers in Art and Design
Do you enjoy Art and Design and wonder what types of career you could have linked to this? Clink the link below to find out more...
Here are some fantastic activities for you to try from the National Portrait Gallery. Click on each link to download the resource
National Portrait Gallery Activity Book - Playful Portraits
For more information and fantastic ideas for art at home... please check out this website which has been especially created by Access Art.
Virtual Gallery Tour
Visiting art galleries and museums is such a wonderful thing to do to get you interested in art.... but of course we are not always able to do that so why not go on your own virtual tour of an art gallery!
Explore the rooms of an art gallery and take a look at the different work on display. Zoom in to the pictures and read information about the artist. Do you recognise any of the artist's names or works of art themselves?
There are so many galleries to choose from. Click on the link to visit each gallery in London…
Below are links to lots of different quizzes for you to test your Art sticky knowledge at home!
Just click on the link and have a go...
Important dates in the Art Calendar
Click on this link to find a list of important art days and events linked to the Arts
Our Gallery of some of our work...