Art and Design

Art at James Dixon we aim to provide an engaging and challenging curriculum for pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art. 

 

At James Dixon we aim to ensure that all pupils:

  • produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences

  • become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other design techniques

  • evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design

  • Know about great artists and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms

 

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As pupils progress, they will be able to think critically and develop a more in-depth understanding of art and design. The curriculum builds skills and knowledge over time but is designed to enable pupils know how art and design reflects our history, and contributes to the. The intent is for pupils to produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences; become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques; evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design and to know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms. A key intent of our curriculum is to have a range of artists reflecting modern British society i.e. different genders, ages, sexualities, gender identities, races, religion and beliefs and disabilities.

 

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