Art and Design Technology
Learning through Art & Design at Greenleas.
Art & 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 modern life in Britain and that of different times and cultures. The appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts enriches all our lives.
Art and Design Intent
Through the teaching of Art and Design our aim is for our pupils to:
- develop their creativity and imagination
- produce creative work, exploring their own ideas and individual experiences
- use colour, form, texture and pattern, materials and process to communicate what they see, feel and think
- become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture, printing, collage and textiles
- evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design
- know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art form
- have knowledge and understanding of how art and design has shaped our history and contributes to culture, creativity and wealth.
Design and Technology Intent
Through the teaching of Design and Technology our aim is:
- To give children the opportunity to take part in creative and practical activities
- To understand the importance of design and technology in the wider world
- To develop imaginative thinking in children and to enable them to talk about what they like and dislike when designing and making things
- To enable children to talk about how things work, and to draw and model their ideas
- To explore computing as a means of design
- To encourage children to be analytical and critical when they are considering and analysing products
- To encourage children to select appropriate materials, tools and techniques for making a product
- To follow safe procedures when using equipment
- To explore attitudes towards the world and how we live and work within it;
- To develop an understanding of technological processes and products, their manufacture and their contribution to society;
- To foster enjoyment, satisfaction and purpose in designing and making things.