We encourage children to love art, develop their skills and talents, and give them an opportunity to express their individual interests, thoughts and ideas.
Our youngest children are introduced to exciting materials and techniques, using beautiful books and images, and talking about their work. Then, through the Kapow curriculum, we introduce children to a wide range of art forms, genres and artists so they have a good knowledge from a range of cultures and traditions.
Children gain skills in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques. We support children to develop the knowledge, concepts and vocabulary to analyse and discuss their own and other artworks.
We also work with local artists, museums and galleries to give children first-hand experience and to encourage families to access the arts locally.
We know that children can be harsh critics of their own artwork and too easily come to believe they are “no good at art”. We support the less confident children to develop their skills so that all children can learn to enjoy and be proficient in art.