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Art and Design

At Curbar

Art and Design

Art has the ability to transmit joy, transform sorrow, change minds and heal hearts. As artists, we aim to provide art lessons will inspire children to think innovatively and develop creative procedural understanding.  Our art curriculum provides children with opportunities to develop their skills using a range of media and materials. Children learn the skills of drawing, painting, printing, collage, textiles, 3D work and digital art and are given the opportunity to explore and evaluate different creative ideas.  Children will be introduced to a range of works and develop knowledge of the styles and vocabulary used by famous artists.  Through studying a diverse range of male and female artists, both great and contemporary, pupils will learn how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation. The skills they acquire are applied to their cross-curricular topics, allowing children to use their art skills to reflect on and explore topics in greater depth; for example, by sketching historical artefacts in detail, researching geographical locations to support their work on landscape painting or using art as a medium to express emotion and thought to enhance their personal, social and emotional development.  Pupils should be clear what the intended outcomes are and have a means to measure their own work against this. In Art, children are expected to be reflective and evaluate their work, thinking about how they can make changes and keep improving.



At Curbar, we promote pupils’ SMSC development through art and design in the following ways:


 – We recognise that children are naturally creative. We give pupils the freedom, materials and space to enable them to use their creativity and imagination to communicate their inner most feelings. Pupils engage with a range of works of art that develop their understanding and respect for, different people’s feelings and values.

 – We explore and discuss work from a wide range of artists that cross cultural boundaries and across time, allows pupils to investigate how moral and ethical issues are portrayed in art.

 – We support pupils to work productively together when creating works of art. Pupils are taught to recognise how their art and the art of others can communicate with those viewing the work, having a powerful impact on the emotions of others in their community.

 – We foster an interest in artistic opportunities and develop pupil’s appreciation of the range of different cultures that influence artists. Pupils will be supported to understand how these influences have shaped their own heritage and that of others.



Please click on the Art and Design milestones (progress steps) below:



Art and Design Milestones

School Contact Details

Calver Bridge, Calver, Hope Valley.

Derbyshire, S323XA

E: enquiries@curbar.derbyshire.sch.uk

T: 01433630266


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