Art provides us with a platform on which we can express ourselves freely. It can be used to develop teamwork and independence, as well as higher order thinking skills such as analysing, exploring and reasoning. Art is a means of communication and expression.
At St Joseph’s, we aim to provide a high-quality Art and Design education which will 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.
Art is taught both cross curricular and as a subject. The children are taught various artistic skills and they have the opportunity to use a wide variety of different materials. They celebrate and study various well-known artists and the children learn to reflect on and discuss artists famous pieces of art as well as create their own variations of these.
As pupils progress, they will be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of Art and Design.