At King Street Primary and Pre School, we value art as an important part of pupils’ entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum and it is our intent to offer high-quality art lessons that inspire and challenge. Our principal aim is to ensure that children flourish individually and develop the skills and knowledge to enable them to create their own works of art that express their individual ideas, interests and thoughts. We encourage children to communicate what they see, feel and think through the use of colour, texture, form, line and pattern using different materials and processes.

To develop their knowledge, children will be introduced to a range of works from key artists and will be exposed to the different styles the artists use and the development of their particular art forms. The children will have opportunities to take inspiration from these artists and create their own artworks in their particular styles. Our curriculum is further enhanced with visits to galleries and meeting artists in person.

Art is an ideal subject to enable our pupils to express their creativity. Using a range of media and material, pupils will learn the skills of drawing, painting, printing, collage, textiles, 3D design and digital media; giving them the opportunity to explore, assess and evaluate a wide variety of creative ideas through the use of individual sketchbooks.Pupils will develop trust in their own ability to apply new skills by being encouraged to experiment creatively, taking risks in their work to achieve the most effective outcome; and to show respect for the creative outcomes of other pupils.  

Pupils will develop wisdom as they learn about the role of art, exploring the impact it has had on contemporary life as well as on different periods and cultures. Through art, we seek to inspire in children a curiosity and fascination about art around the world which will remain with them for the rest of their lives and also promote an understanding of diversity through their art lessons.

Children are given the opportunity within lessons to work on their own and collaborate with others, Pupils are expected to reflect, critique and evaluate their work, thinking about how they can make changes in order to continuously improve. 

Year 5 created mixed media artwork in Spring term inspired by the work of Peter Thorpe.
Year 5 experimenting with tint, tone and shade.
Year 1's recreation of Van Gogh's work.
Year 2 studied Norman Cornish. They visited the Bob Abley Gallery and got to see some of his works first-hand.
In Autumn term, Year 5 studied Cubism and the work of Pablo Picasso. Their final piece was an abstract self-portrait inspired by his style.
Year 2 studied the work of Ava Joliffe, a digital artist with disabilities, and used her work as inspiration for their own.
Creating monoprints at Whitworth.
Art to celebrate the King's coronation.