A wide-ranging introduction to creativity
Children do a range of activities from observational drawings, watercolours and oil paintings on canvasses to sculpture using clay, willow and mod roc. We use artefacts from local museums as starting points for certain projects and children are encouraged to do holiday art work which is usually inspired by an exhibition in one of the local art galleries.
Children are taught Art by their class teachers in Reception to Year 2 and have specialist Art lessons from Year 3. Currently, they have a one hour lesson each week with the option of participating in Co-Curricular Art which is run twice a week for further 40-minute slots.
Art scholars activity is held weekly where those with internal Art scholarships and other interested pupils can extend their portfolios. A local potter comes into school for four hours a week and runs evening specialist pottery activities, some hand-built and some on the pottery wheels. There is a Warhammer club and Airfix model club on a Thursday lunchtime and a two-hour Saturday morning activity where we visit local landmarks to go sketching or we make beach art.