'Every human is an artist' Don Miguel Ruiz
Art and Design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. It inspires and challenges children, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation. 'National Curriculum for Art & Design 2014'
Art and Design stimulates creativity and imagination and is an important area of children’s learning. It provides visual, tactile and sensory experiences and a special way of understanding and responding to the world.
At Corvedale Primary School we believe that art is a vital part of the education of all children and will try to ensure that art has a high profile. Whilst it may be an enjoyable activity, it is not seen as being solely therapeutic or as a hobby. It is important that the actual teaching of art skills and appreciation of art are taken out of the topic framework. Art needs to be taught as a subject in its own right. However, it can be used to enrich and extend the teaching of other subjects.
Click here for the 2014 National Curriculum for Art & Design
Click here for the School's Art & Design Policy statement