St Therese of Lisieux

St Norbert's
Catholic Primary School

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Art and Design

Art and design stimulates creativity and imagination; providing visual, tactile and sensory experiences and a special way of responding to the world they live in.  It is a way for the children to communicate what they see, feel and think through colour, texture, form, pattern, different materials and processes.  They learn to make informed value judgements and aesthetic and practical decisions.  This area allows them to explore ideas and meanings in the work of artists, craftspeople and designers and to learn about the diverse roles and functions of art, craft and design in contemporary life and in different times and cultures.

At St Norbert’s Catholic Academy School we believe that teaching and learning in art is important because it unleashes creativity, imagination and inventiveness. The purpose of art education is to give pupils the skills, concepts and knowledge necessary for them to express responses to ideas and experiences in a visual or tactile form. It fires their imagination and is a fundamental means of personal expression.

Through quality teaching and learning, enrichment days and weeks, authentic experiences of arts in a variety of forms and being an Artsmark school, we strive to inspire, encourage and foster exploration across a range of media so that every child can be an artist.

“Art is not just a subject to learn, but an activity that you can practise with your hands, your eyes, your whole personality.”

Quentin Blake, Children’s Laureate