Art & Design
At Chalton Lower School our intention for the Art curriculum is to engage, inspire and challenge the pupils, whilst equipping them with the key knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art. We believe art is a powerful tool in having a positive effect on the pupils, helping them to become confident, creative learners who are able to express their individual interests, thoughts and ideas. We believe that a high-quality art education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. We encourage the pupils to learn from and be inspired by the work of great artists, architects and craft people from different cultures and understand the contribution art and design has made to society, both past and present. As the pupil’s progress through the school, we support them to be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art. Engaging activities will equip the pupils with the knowledge and skills to develop their artwork. Exploring a range of materials, equipment, media and techniques, the pupils will learn to follow their curiosity to try new effects and to take risks. They will learn the skills of drawing, painting, printing, collage, textiles, 3D work and digital art to develop their range of expression.