The Art Curriculum

At St David’s, the teaching of Art aims to stimulate pupils’ creativity and imagination through a broad range of activities. Children communicate through the use of colour, texture, form, pattern and different materials and processes. In Key Stage 1, emphasis is placed on experimenting and discovering the possibilities of various media including painting, printing, drawing and pottery.

In Key Stage 2, pupils apply theoretical knowledge to develop their skills in perspective, scaling, structure, tone, light and shade and colour as well as using sketchbooks to generate ideas and provide support for their end projects. As the children improve their ability to control materials, they increase their confidence to produce work that is personal, thoughtful and shows proficiency of technique.