Art and Design at Whitehouse Primary

Art and design teaching at Whitehouse Primary fosters an appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts by promoting careful observation of the world around us. We provide a high-quality art and design curriculum which stimulates children’s imagination and creativity; involving them in a range of visual, tactile and sensory experiences whilst enabling them to communicate what they see, think and feel through the use of the elements of colour, texture, form and pattern.

Through our progressive curriculum, we introduce key skills, resources and ideas so children can develop their confidence in controlling materials and tools, acquire knowledge and become increasingly proficient in various art and design techniques and processes. By equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, children can invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. They are encouraged to experiment imaginatively and learn from the creative journey.

As children progress, they are challenged to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design and analyse artistic work using the language of artists.

Our children explore ideas and meanings through studying the work of significant artists and designers. Through learning about the roles and functions of art, they can explore the impact it has had on contemporary life and on different periods, shaping history and contributing to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.