“Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.” National Curriculum 2014
Art is the physical experience of creating imaginative images and constructing them in either a two dimensional or three dimensional form to show how the individual has reacted to the initial visionary image. Every individual reacts differently to the experiences given and therefore art is an excellent medium in which children may express their personal feelings.
Design is the plan that shows the details of how something is to be constructed. It is the arrangement of the elements of a work of art or artefact that helps the individual to visualise the final outcome of work.
At Villiers Art and Design is taught through a Creative Curriculum, alongside History, Geography and Design Technology, where possible. We believe this enriches and enhances all the lessons taught, inspiring and encouraging children to make connections. Art and Design runs throughout all these areas, so children can see how Art can be a political tool or used to represent features in a landscape. They can see the beauty and precision of scientific technical drawing and see how drawings can transfer into a building, product or 3D work of art. To enhance the learning they undertake in lessons, children are encouraged to complete their own Art and Design projects at home, compete in school, and national competitions (linked to the Environment and wider world issues). We want the children to see Art and Design as something that touches and enriches every area of their lives.