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Art and Design

Art Intent 


At Gatcombe Park Primary School, we aim to develop children as artists who demonstrate these characteristics:


  • Recognise that art covers a range of skills and includes working with a range of mediums
  • Explore, experiment and take risks with ideas to build confidence, recognizing that trial and improvement are key skills for all areas of art
  • Know about and take influence from great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.
  • Produce a range of creative work from observation and imagination, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences in personal art journals
  • Understand and use artistic vocabulary (for example, line, shape, pattern, colour, texture, form)
  • Critique their own work, as well as that of their peers, reflecting and analysing to recognise effective ideas and skills
  • Critique the work of established artists, expressing likes and dislikes while still recognizing skills and talent