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Art at Ladybarn

and at our other Trust schools

Intent

Our art curriculum is based around the National Curriculum. Our Art and Design curriculum intent will take the children on a journey of creative

self-expression from nursery to year 6. They will explore and experience working with a wide range of mediums and draw inspiration from a range of artists working at different times and places. Children will draw on their growth mindset skills to evaluate and improve their techniques during the creative process. It is designed to be an engaging and stimulating curriculum, which will allow the children to develop their drawing, painting, collage, printing, textile and sculpture skills which can then be transferred to other areas to help  them thrive in Key Stage 3 and beyond.

EYFS (Nursery and Reception) begin their art journey by exploring different colours and materials. Here are some examples of some of their amazing work. 

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In Year 1, we cover a variety of artists including Kandinsky, Sheila Hicks and David Hockney. The children have the opportunity to practise skills using the same mediums and materials as the artist.

Specifically:- 

Hicks- weaving 

Hockney- still life drawing 

Kandinsky- painting (colour study) 

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In Year 2, we build on skills previously learnt in Year 1 such as working with colour, pattern and shape. In Year 2 we look at the artists Kara Walker, Hokusai and the sculptor Henry Moore. The children have the opportunity to practise skills using the same mediums and materials as the artist.

Specifically:

Kara Walker- collage and paint

Hokusai- printing 

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In Year 3, we build on skills previously learnt such as using colour and texture to encourage the children to evoke feeling n their art pieces. In Year 3, we look at the artists Vincent Van Gogh, Matisse and Frida Cahlo. The children have the opportunity to practise skills using the same mediums and materials as the artist. Specifically :

Vincent Van Gogh - painting and movement

Frida Cahlo - self portrait

Matisse - collage

In Year 4, we build on the simple line drawing skills from Year 2 and begin to add finer detail and light and shadow to compositions.  In Year 4 we look at the artists Yinka Shonibare, Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran Cezanne and Kazuhito Takadoi. The children have the opportunity to practise skills using the same mediums and materials as the artists.

Yinka Shonibare - printing

Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran - clay and sculpture

Kazuhito Takadoi - weaving

Cezanne– post-impressionist

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In Year 5, we continue to build on skills previously learnt by combining portraits and still-life (taught in Years 3 and 4). We also build on creating mood and atmosphere in pictures. We look at the artists Goldsworthy, Mary Cassatt, Dali and Yayoi Kusama.

The children have the opportunity to practise skills using the same mediums and materials as the artists.

Goldsworthy– collage

Mary Cassatt– portraits and still life

Dali– sculpture

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In Year 6, we build on the textile composition and sewing skills taught in Year 4. We learn about the artists Lowry, Stolzl and Renoir.

The children have the opportunity to practise skills using the same mediums and materials as the artists.

Lowry– life scene sketching

Stolzl– textile composition

Renoir– painting

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