Art at Telferscot is a creative journey. It encourages the children to explore, experiment and reflect upon their own artwork and the work of others, enabling them to become confident and independent artists. The key skills and knowledge needed to become a proficient artist are taught and developed across three main art blocks each year. These blocks will follow a school wide theme such as portraiture or illustration. Art is additionally weaved into the wider curriculum to help the children master different artistic skills and to enrich them both culturally and creatively.
Across all year groups, children will use a variety of materials to help them develop and improve their artistic techniques. They study the work of a range of artists and styles while reflecting critically at how art and design has shaped our own history. Sketch books are used regularly to allow the children to experiment, invent and reflect upon their skills and knowledge as artists.
The national curriculum for art and design aims to ensure that all pupils:
- Produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences
- Become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques
- Evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design
- Know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.
At Telferscot we seek opportunities for the children to widen their artistic experiences; these include trips to art galleries, community partnerships and lessons with our resident artist, Dominique Grantham. Open house events provide a chance to showcase the children’s work and celebrate their achievements with friends and family.