“Creativity is contagious, pass it on.” – Albert Einstein
Through studying art, children can learn about, enjoy, and participate in an aspect of life that draws on and displays human creativity, imagination and thought.
The art curriculum at Millfields Primary School aims to provide all pupils with the opportunity to explore their creativity and develop their confidence as artists. We believe that through art, pupils can develop critical thinking skills, problem solving abilities, and a deeper appreciation for the world around them.
At Millfields, the children are given the opportunity to practise and develop their skills in drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, printing, textiles and digital media. Children become familiar with a wide range of artists and craftspeople, spanning history and cultures. In lessons, children are introduced to artists working with a variety of media and are encouraged to discuss and analyse artwork, furthering their understanding of the art and artists and using artistic vocabulary to describe and discuss the art they are exploring.
Sketchbooks are introduced to the children from Reception at Millfields. They provide the children with a space where they can explore and experiment with new techniques and media. The sketchbook is used across Millfields’ art curriculum. As well as being used as a place where children can explore and refine their techniques and use of media, they are also where children can record their research about artists and artwork, develop their ideas and evaluate their work.