At Redhill, our dream is for art to:
Develop our children into creative, curious artists who are able to experiment, express and celebrate their personal artistic tastes whilst also maintaining a curiosity to explore, discover and appreciate the work of other artists and designers.
Give students an opportunity to express themselves and celebrate their individuality, whilst learning more about themselves and the world that they are connected to, both in terms of the world in which we live today and the cultural and artistic strings of thought that link us to the people who have lived before us.
Provide students with an understanding of how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation and the wider world.
Instill an appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts and the world around them, by stimulating imagination and creativity and immersing children in a range of visual, tactile and sensory experiences, which enable them to communicate what they see, think and feel through the use of the elements of colour, texture, form and pattern.
Follow a progressive and broad curriculum of techniques and styles, that link to the wider storybook curriculum, providing a real context for learning and, through enterprise and show-casing events, give children a real purpose - and pride - in the art that they produce.
Support students to value the power of art and recognise it as an important, instructive tool for developing and nurturing empathy and compassion, as well as an avenue for expression and self-development throughout their lives.
Develop artists with a vast knowledge of the breadth and depth of world of art and an awareness of a diverse array of artists from across all backgrounds, ethnicities, personal beliefs and experiences.
Provide learners with the space to take ownership of their creativity and the artistic process, by applying progressive skills that have been explicitly taught and encourage experimentation, critical thinking, risk-taking and problem-solving in a safe, supportive environment.
Ensure every child is fully included and participates with a belief that they have every chance of success.
Redhill Curriculum: Art Overview
If you have any questions about this area of the curriculum, please feel free to get in touch with one of the co-ordinators either through Class Dojo or by contacting the school office.