... the teaching of Art at Eskdale provides our pupils with valuable cultural capital opportunities and a sense of spirituality by exploring the work of a variety of artist’ and using a range of expressive artistic techniques.
The learning of Art skills at Eskdale is rooted in our core values, specifically ‘Take Care and Skills and Knowledge for Life’.
✓ Develop an enthusiasm and a love of being creative.
✓ Become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other media techniques.
✓ Develop an awareness of a range of artists and styles, providing opportunities to work in this style themselves.
✓ Use a sketchbook effectively, to creatively record, experiment and explore ideas.
✓ Develop critical skills to help analyse and improve their own work.
Art is taught through different contexts within the curriculum and pupils and staff follow a process model to ensure children become increasingly adept at ‘Thinking like an Artist’ was they move through the key stage. This incorporates the following stages of learning:
✓ Artist Study
✓ Experimenting in the style of (name of artist)
✓ Skill Practice
✓ Final Piece
...learning more and remembering more. Our method of teaching (pedagogy) incorporates meta-cognitive strategies to enable all pupils to retain the learning of both skills and knowledge. This is typically applied by:
✓ Activating prior learning
✓ Small step teaching delivery
✓ Independent practice