At Gillibrand, whenever possible, we will use the expertise of local artists to help to develop the skills of our children. We want to engage, inspire and challenge pupils to develop their knowledge and skills and be confident in experimenting, inventing and creating their own works of art, craft and design.
Children will also learn the importance of art within our local community within the development of art projects. Throughout their time at Gillibrand, the children will have lots of opportunities to link their art skills within other curriculum areas.
In Key Stage 1 children are taught to use a range of materials creatively to create drawing, painting and sculpture and to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination. The children develop a wide range of techniques using colour, patterns, texture, line and shape. They also look at a range of artists (locally and nationally), craft makers and designers, looking at similarities and differences and making meaningful links to their own work.
In Key Stage 2 children build on and develop their techniques from Key Stage 1, using a range of materials and techniques, as well as developing sketch books to record their observations and use them to review, practice and revisit ideas. They learn about great artists, architects and designers in history.
Over the year at Gillibrand we have taken part in lots of art classes using the skills within our curriculum. Take a look at some of the art work that the children have completed over the year.