Art should be an integral part of the curriculum. Art education offers pupils a unique way of perceiving themselves and the world which is not taught in other areas of the curriculum.
The national curriculum for art and design aims to ensure that all pupils:
produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences
become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques
evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design
know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.
Teaching will be based upon six skill areas and within these areas an age appropriate focus will be placed on colour, pattern, texture, line, tone, shape and form and shape.
There are six skill areas of art;
• print making
The skill areas will be taught individually and through a multi-skilled approach using appropriate guidance. Within these skill areas work from artists will be used when and where appropriate to illustrate different techniques and approaches.
It is intended that all classes should work within these six areas in order to undertake a balanced programme of art and design, which clearly builds on previous experience and takes account of earlier achievement.