Why is Art and Design important at Lamerton and Gulworthy?
At FLAG, we value Art and Design as an important part of the children’s entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum. Art and Design provides the children with the opportunities to develop and extend skills and an opportunity to express their individual interests, thoughts and ideas.
What does Art and Design look like at FLAG?
From Year 1 onwards, we have termly units in which the children are introduced to the work of a particular artist, study a specific painting or other work , identifying techniques. The final objective is never to attempt to produce an exact copy of the work we are looking at but we do practise details and effects from the original which the children can then begin to use in their own creative work. In this way, they can experiment with and improve their mastery of a wide range of media until they are themselves confident and independent artists while at the same time, learning about art history and making rich and powerful links to other areas of the curriculum.
We worked with local artist Jenny Hayle and sketched and painted animals and then made these clay tiles.
We worked with local artist Andy Cairns to create this mosaic tree.
Foundation helped Father Christmas move using moving parts.
We worked with local artist Andy Cairn to create glass hangings.
We worked with local artist Andy Cairns to print this rainbow. Every child printed one section.
Gifted and Talented MSP Day
Mrs Mammatt collaborated with local Moorland partnership schools to organise a gifted and talented art day.
The theme was to create their own design for a totem pole in our new forest school. Their drawing could depict anything from their local area.
We have mapped out a progression of skills across the school year groups...
The National Curriculum for art can be found by clicking here.
The National Curriculum for DT can be found by clicking here.
Here is our school policy..
SLIDERS AND LEVERS- Moving pictures
Artist study- Kandinsky
Colour mixing using water colours
Foundation children studied Hedgehogs. They then used clay and mixed media to create their own.
Mrs Mammatt organised for the whole school to take part in an art workshop. They were asked to create their own fairy or pixie home from purely natural resources.
Class 2 have been studying the abstract artwork of Wassili Kandinsky. We ended the project by creating our own Kandinsky-inspired volcano paintings.
Work on Kandinsky and volcanoes.