Art and Design

Art and Design

The study of Art and design makes a significant contribution to the development of all children at William Fletcher School. Art and design sessions focus on four key areas: skills, knowledge, creativity and exposure to the work of a range of artists. The curriculum also builds progression in the following visual elements of Art:

– colour
– tone
– line and shape
– form and space
– texture and pattern

All children learn a variety of skills including painting, drawing, printing and 3-d work using a range of materials. They learn about a range of artists and crafts people and the contributions they have made to the development of art and design both nationally and globally. All children are taught how to appraise works of art and have the opportunity to visit art exhibitions in Oxfordshire.

Pupils are also encouraged to evaluate their artworks and those of others, describing how they made their work, indicating parts which have been particularly successful, and suggesting ways in which their work might be modified or improved.


Where appropriate, the Art curriculum makes links with history, science, and geography if this helps children understand an artist more fully.

Through the creative process our children learn to develop adaptable flexible critical thinking and express their own thoughts, feelings and ideas.

You can look at a picture for a week and never think of it again.
You can also look at the picture for a second and think of it all your life.
Joan Miro

The arts are essential to childhood – they teach confidence and give children the chance to shine, both as performers and as the skilled creative workers and leaders of the future.
Arts Council England

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