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Violet Way Academy

Violet Way Academy

Art and Design

Art and Design Curriculum Aims 

We want our children to: 

  • develop the ability to control materials, tools and techniques through practice, including the use of a sketchbook
  • have the opportunity to record from first-hand experience and from imagination 
  • develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space 
  • develop their confidence and ability to produce art and design projects, including drawing, painting, printing, sculpture and sewing 
  • have opportunities to make careful observations of art and express and articulate their thinking and opinions, explaining their reasoning  
  • work on large and small scale projects independently and in teams 
  • develop creativity and imagination through a range of art and design mediums 
  • develop opportunities to use their own ideas when creating 
  • increase their awareness of art and design in different times and cultures 
  • foster an enjoyment and appreciation of the visual arts and a knowledge of artists, craftspeople and designers 
  • be resilient and independent, to not become discouraged when things don’t go right the first time and learn from their mistakes Clay

Through our Art and Design curriculum, teachers: 

  • plan to enable all learners to make connections between prior knowledge and new learning, developing their techniques and applying their understanding to art projects 
  • ensure art techniques are well-modelled because effective modelling and opportunities for children to explore the resources and practise in their sketchbooks helps them to build confidence  
  • encourage children to communicate their ideas and understanding orally and through a range of media 
  • teach children how to observe like an artist i.e. considering colour, texture, tone, perspective 


Mrs Draycott
Art and Design Lead