At Michael Drayton Junior School, our Art and Design curriculum aims to provide all pupils with the opportunities to develop skillsets in a wide range of areas and become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other areas of creative design. In addition to exploring and honing their practical skills, we also build upon their knowledge of a variety of different artists, media and styles through evaluating their own and others’ work.
We aim to:
- Engage inspire and challenge pupils in a broad range of Art and Design areas
- Equip them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art
- Deepen their understanding of influential artists and composition styles
- Develop their literacy for Art through reflection and evaluation
Coverage across the school
Experimenting with mark making using mixed media
Developing texture when working with clay
- Mary Kemp Coastal Painting
Landscape paintings inspired by the work of Mary Kemp.
- David McEown – Watercolour painting
- Pencil Sketching – Beowulf
Detailed sketching including shading and hatching.
Printing rainforest scenes using natural materials.
Using papier mache to sculpt Egyptian death masks.
Further developing clay work to create models based on Greek figures..
Develop sketching skills by reproducing Tudor portrait style sketches.
Experimenting with different painting styles and brush strokes.
Producing art with a message.
Exploring design using textiles inspired by Andy Warhol
Developing use of perspective in sketching
Combining clay work and painting skills to produce a finished product.