Art and design stimulates creativity and imagination. It provides visual, tactile and sensory experiences, and a special way of understanding and responding to the world. It enables children to communicate what they see, feel and think, through the use of colour, texture, form, pattern and different materials and processes. Children become involved in shaping their environments through art and design activities. They learn to make informed judgements, and aesthetic and practical decisions. They explore ideas and meanings through the work of artists and designers. Through learning about the roles and functions of art, they can explore the impact it has had on contemporary life and on different periods and cultures. The appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts enrich all our lives.
Our objectives are:
At Bridekirk Dovenby we have recently started to follow the 'Kapow' Primary Art & Design planning to develops the themes of 'Making', 'Generating Ideas', 'Analysing creative works using the language of art, craft and design through Formal Elements' and 'Knowledge of Artists'.
The scheme provides effective progression in skills and knowledge for the children at our school.