At Trinity we want our pupils to be imaginative, inventive and expressive. Our Art and Design curriculum encourages children to think and act like artists, and to be inspired by the work of great artists, designers and architects. Throughout their time at Trinity, pupils will explore and develop their knowledge of processes and techniques. They will have the opportunity to express their ideas in a range of mediums, including 2D, 3D and digital media.
Learning is carefully planned and sequenced as follows:
- Teaching begins with a key question or stimulus such as a picture, sculpture, a piece of music to inspire and promote questions/observations.
- Skills or techniques are taught – colour mixing, lino printing, line drawing etc.
- A range of media are explored at the skills stage.
- Sketchbooks are used to record reflections and learning – the focus is on the process.
- Children critically evaluate the work of a variety of artists and designers.
- The final stage involves planning, developing and evaluating their final piece.
- Children who are confident and creative.
- Children who enjoy exploring their ideas in a range of mediums.
- Learners who demonstrate co-ordination and improved fine motor skills.
- Children who are familiar with the work of some great artists, designers and architects.
- Children who see the world in new ways.
- Learners who are reflective.