Subject intent Art
At St Michael’s we want our children to have a love of art and have an understanding that art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity.
Our curriculum engages, inspires and challenges pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. By exposing the children to a wide range of art experiences and skills we show them that they can use art to express themselves and create works that may be enjoyed by others. We want them to appreciate art in all its forms and have the confidence to express their likes and dislikes.
Our curriculum is designed to be broad and balanced to allow children to take inspiration from great artists throughout history. We want children not to be held back by a perceived lack of skill, but to understand that art takes many forms from sculpture to collage, photography and graphic design.
We achieve this by providing a rich, diverse curriculum, underpinned by our school’s core values of Respect, Honesty and Love, enabling every member of the school community to have a ‘Lifetime Love for Learning’.