Art at St Jude’s
At St Jude’s we aspire to deliver an art and design curriculum that both engages and inspires children and provides them with the opportunity to develop their artistic knowledge and skills.
Within each year group, children will experiment with the following techniques:
- Drawing- this will be taught every half term to develop children’s observational skills
Where possible, each year group will link art work to the theme they are studying that term. Children have their own special sketching books, which build up a portfolio of their work and show their creative journey throughout their time at St Jude’s.
Children will also develop their awareness of classic and modern artists, by taking part in events such as the Take One Picture scheme which is led by The National Gallery. Each year, the gallery selects a painting from their collection and we use this as the stimulus to plan and deliver a set of cross-curricular based lessons. During Advent 2017, KS2 had a mini-art week and each year group produced a piece of creative work based on Henry Tanner’s depiction of The Annunciation.