At Salterhebble, Art stimulates imagination and creativity. It provides visual, tactile and sensory experiences, providing a special way of understanding and responding to the world. It enables children of all abilities to communicate what they see, feel and think through the use of colour, texture, form, pattern and different materials and processes.
Where possible, we link our Art curriculum to our teaching of History and Geography, creating engagement and deeper understanding of many different art forms through different time periods and cultures. It promotes careful observation and an appreciation of the world around us. Children explore ideas and meanings through studying the work of artists and designers. We focus upon the artist David Hockney as a ‘local hero’ who had high aspirations and demonstrated confidence and resilience to achieve his ambition.
We strive for independence with the children exploring their own ideas. They are encouraged to use an array of artistic techniques which they feel are best suited to what they are creating and devising, reflecting these as an individual artist.
The instilment of confidence and resilience within Art is paramount to the attainment of children throughout primary school and hopefully taken beyond the doors of Salterhebble. The confidence to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design, and a resilience to think critically and work rigorously to understand the many areas of art and design are what we aim to achieve.