Art & Design

At St Marie's, it is our vision that every child is an artist. Art develops children's creativity, to make connection to their imagination and develop their inventiveness. As a school we aim for every child to foster their own unique and unquestionable creativity. Fron EYFS up through KS2 our pupils will be given opportunities to develop a wealth of knowledge, skills and concepts in order for them to express their own ideas and imagination. All children will be given the opportunity to experiment and create freely, developing their use of colour, texture, form, pattern, use of materials and processes throughout the art curriculum at St Marie's; strongly encouraging all pupils to use spercific topic related vocabulary in their discussions.

In addition to the individual art topics, art at St Marie's is also taught whenever it is appropreate to strenghten and support cross curricular topics. We believe this enables our children to bring their own personal understanding of a topic to life.

Art is a sacred subject

Art is a spiritual encounter exposing the learner to a profound level of communication and expression which transcends the spoken word, it offers the artist and the observer the opportunity to transcend the here and now. Through artistic expression the learner is enabled to comment on profound social issues and spiritual experiences offering a window into God’s divine creation. Art, incorporating a wide variety of craft and design embodies some of the highest forms of human creativity. 

'A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who inspires others.' Salvador Dali


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