Art & Design

Art and Design

As with all subjects, we ensure a progression in the full range of skills needed by the children and promoting breadth and balance in their work is very important to us.

Children love art, our approach enthuses the children and leads to some really exciting art, craft and design opportunities within the overall topic-based approach. Art, craft and design provides visual, tactile and sensory experiences and a special way of understanding and responding to the world. Enabling children to communicate what they see, feel and think through the use of colour, texture, form, pattern- using different materials and processes, the art, craft and design experiences at Buglawton have a positive impact on other areas of the curriculum.


Children's Art Week 2020

Yayoi Kusama

As part of our in school and home learning we have been looking at the life and work of a contemporary Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. As part of this learning the children across Buglawton Primary School were set two Art and Design Challenges;

We wanted to encourage our children to work with a range of different media and materials that they had available whilst incorporating their own individual flair to their designs. This opportunity to embark on a child initiated art project ensured that the outcome of both of these challenges displayed a clear breadth of skill application through the key stages.


Henri Matisse
Our second artist focus for the week was Henri Matisse, a French artist renowned for his use of colour and original draughtsmanship. The children were asked to explore the work and technique of the artist through videos and research before commencing on their very own Matisse journey. 
As part of the two Matisse challenges set, the children were given the opportunity to learn a new skill of 'Scissor Art'. The teaching of this new skill supported the knowledge required to effectively collect, shape and apply a variety of materials to a collage creation. 

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