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Think like an...Artist


As Artists we BELIEVE that...

... 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’. 


As Artists we STRIVE to...

✓ 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


As Artists we ACHIEVE by...

...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  

✓ Feedback