Art

Our Art Intent

Art at Simpson’s Lane Academy engages, inspires and challenges pupils equipping them with the knowledge and skills to imitate, innovate and invent their own works of art.

Opportunities are provided to express their own point of view through studying great artists and designers in history and comparing to contemporary modern-day works of art. Children develop their knowledge and thought processes through their sketch books. We put value on the children’s creativity; therefore have introduced sketch books from year one.

The art and design curriculum reflects the needs of our pupils and broadens and deepens their vocabulary; develops greater oracy skills and helps them to self-regulate their emotions; therefore improving their mental health.

In order for children to master their art and design skills, we have placed a greater emphasis on the medias of drawing and painting throughout school. By giving each class a range of focus artists, children develop a deeper understanding of the different techniques used to depict and represent ideas. Children reflect and evaluate artworks and use this to inspire their own works of art.

In Nursery, the children’s love and exploration of art begins. Daily provision of different, and combined media, allows the children to develop the process of producing a meaningful piece of art that is valued and personal. They investigate and experience what happens if changes are made to their media i.e. mixing colours, adding texture, application processes, different sizes and types of paper.

In Reception, children investigate colour through mixing different types of paint and use this to represent their ideas and feelings. Children begin to use a range of techniques and tools in order to explore patterns and textures. Children in EYFS are encouraged to create artwork through everyday provision activities, in addition to focussed art lessons. During our art lessons, children are split into key groups where they learn to analyse, reflect and evaluate the works of famous artists. Children then transfer this understanding into creations of their own.

In Key Stage 1, children explore line, colour and shape. They experiment with pattern and texture through paint and drawing. It is the aim that Key Stage 1 pupils master printing as their additional media, creating a greater understanding of the different styles, techniques and artists.

In Key Stage 2, children explore the additional elements of form and space and extend their knowledge of line, colour, shape, pattern and texture within their own painting and drawing. It is the aim that Lower Key Stage 2 pupils master collage and textiles as their additional media, creating a greater understanding of the different styles, techniques and artists. In Upper Key Stage 2, children master sculpture as their additional media, creating a greater understanding of the different styles, techniques and artists.

It is our intent, through enrichment activities, our children have the opportunities to explore other additional mixed media which are not covered in our art and design sequences of learning.

Art Theme progression

Year Group

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

1

Drawing Basic skills and techniques – know how to use pencils to create lines of different thickness in drawings

 

Know the names of primary and secondary colours

 

Know how to use IT to create a picture (link to IT)

 

 

Know how to show how to show how people feel in paintings and drawings (Link to Science)

Know how to create a repeating pattern in print

 

Know how to cut, roll and coil materials

 

(link to DT garden)

Know the names of primary and secondary colours

Look at (Welsh) artist Denise di Battista and her coastal images

https://www.artofwales.com/coastal give an opinion and ask questions about the work of an artist

Look at the work of Andrew Goldsworthy – use of seasonal environmental resources – ink to climate changes and sustainability

2

Drawing skills

Choose and use three different grades of pencil when drawing

Use pastel, charcoal and pencil to create art

Use the artist Henri Matisse as

Know how to make a clay pot and know how to join two finger pots together (link to DT)

Understand how artists use colour, pattern, shape

Create work in response to the work of another artist. Use Andy Warhol images – pop art (link to IT)

Use different effects in an IT paint package

Know how to mix paint to create secondary colours, create brown, tints by adding white and tones by adding black; could use the artist Escher as inspiration)

Create work in response to the work of another artist.

Use work of Mondrian and recreate – link to sustainability and recreate using packages appropriate – 2D into 3D modelling

Know how to create a printed piece of art by pressing, rolling, rubbing and stamping link to science and Geography

3

Basic skills and techniques – use different grades of pencil to shade, show different tones and textures using a range of materials – charcoal, pencil, paint)

Build up skills thorough sketch book

How to create a background wash

 

Use IT to create art (link to computing) using digital images and other media including their own work and that of others

 

Know how to show facial expressions in art

 

 

Ceramics and sculpture – Shang Dynasty inspired

Art from different historical periods

Use a range of brushes to create different effects in painting

 

 

 

Discover the work of Julie Mehretu – African artist from Ethiopia – contemporary landscapes – identify techniques

Build up skills thorough sketch book

Know how to use sketches to produce a final piece of art

4

Drawing - Basic skills and techniques – know how to use marks and lines to show texture in art

Use sketch books to create facial expressions and to experiment with texture

Integrating digital images into artwork

Understand how to show facial expressions and body language in sketches and paintings

Select the works of artists from the renaissance period and consider the features (da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael) etc.

Use photographs to help create reflections

 

 

 

Sculpt clay and other mouldable materials – Barbara Hepworth (local artist) inspired styles

Know how to print onto different materials using at least four colours

(Examples can be used form the work of Ruth Issett or Clare Burchell)

 

Know how to use line, tone, shape and colour to represent figures and forms in movement and know how to show reflections (Claude Monet)

For movement and form, use Damien Hirst
Global a Go-Go - for Joe 2002 Damien Hirst
Beautiful, childish, expressive, tasteless, not art, over simplistic, throw away, kid's stuff, lacking integrity, rotating, nothing but visual candy, celebrating, sensational, inarguably beautiful painting (for over the sofa) 1996 Damien Hirst
Round 2002 or artists using Formalism - Paul Cézanne
The Gardener Vallier  or Kandinsky

5

Drawing skills – experiment by using marks and lines to produce texture

Experiment with media to create emotion in art

Experiment with shading to create mood and feeling

To know how to use shading to create mood and feeling

To know how to express emotion in art

https://yourartpath.com/colours-and-emotions-examples-of-famous-artists

To know how to use images created, scanned and found; altering them where necessary to create art

Use the work of Picasso

To create an accurate print design following a given criteria

Andrea Lauren printmaker or the work of John Fellows – using maps and printing on top http://johnfellows.bigcartel.com/

To organise line, tone, shape and colour to represent figures and forms in movement

Use the work of Kofi Effah

https://www.saatchiart.com/bykofi an artist from Ghana using buttons to create designs

6

Drawing skills- use a full range of pencils, charcoal or pastels when creating a piece of observational art

Know how to overprint to create different patterns – Glen Williams artwork as local artist (industrial)or Lowry

Use a range of e-resources to create art

Investigate the work of Lois Mailou Jones – know what media to use for maximum impact

Explain why different tools have been used to create art

To explain the style of art used and how children’s work has been influenced by an artist investigate the Baroque movement in architecture (Link to DT)

Use the work of Franz Marc (1880 – 1916) – to understand what a specific artist is trying to achieve in any given situation

Explain why specific chosen techniques have been used and know how to use feedback and make amendments

Sculpture

-       Know which media to use to create maximum impact