Art & Design
Art at College Town
“Art is a place for children to learn to trust their ideas themselves and to explore what is possible.”
Maryann F Kohl
Every pupil at College Town is encouraged to express themselves and explore their creativity as an artist. We teach art in discrete blocks or across a half term, depending on what fits in with a year group and the topic being studied. We often aim to link our learning in art with other areas of the curriculum. For example, our Year 5 pupils recently learnt how to create portraits in the style of the Stuarts to coincide with their history unit and in Year 2, our children used the designs of William Morris to inspire pattern and print designs.
Pupils are taught art from Nursery all the way through to Year 6. We promote the use of a wide range of materials and media, including paint, pastels, watercolour, sketching pencils, collage, clay, fabric, coloured pencils and papier maché/mod roc. We regularly ask pupils to reflect upon and discuss the work of established artists, including Vincent Van Gogh, William Morris, Andy Warhol, Henry Moore and L S Lowry.
We always aim to make learning fun and encourage pupils to feel proud of the effort they have put in to their art work. Our Key Stage 1 pupils make links between art and music in a project called Ten Pieces, which celebrates a range of classical musicians through the medium of art.