Art and Design

Art and Design
Mrs Garforth

School Vision for Art and Design

Our vision is for all pupils to be engaged and inspired by art and to learn the skills to enable them to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. We want our pupils to be able to express their feelings through art and to have the opportunity to use creativity to lead mentally healthy lives, both now and in the future. We want our pupils to learn to appreciate the work of great artists and understand how art and design reflects and contributes to the history, heritage and culture of our nation and beyond.

Our art and design curriculum aims to break down social and cultural barriers to learning by bringing the subject alive in the classroom by using resources that are inspired by a diverse range of real artists and craftspeople who are experts in their trade. We also endeavour to offer our pupils the opportunity to engage in school workshops lead by artists or aspiring artists.

Our Aims for Art & Design

The aims of Art & Design are to enable pupils to:

Make their own creative choices and decisions, so that their art outcomes, whilst still being knowledge-rich, are unique and personal…

  • Engage in practical lessons that encourage experimental and exploratory learning.
  • Be proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques
  • Evaluate and analyse creative works using subject specific language
  • Know about great artists and the historical and cultural development of their art
  • Meet the end of key stage expectations outlined in the National Curriculum for Art and Design

We aim to teach Art and Design Technology in a fun and creative way. Our aspiration is to ensure that children are engaged, inspired and challenged throughout each topic. We believe that art stimulates creativity, imagination and inventiveness. We believe that art gives our pupils the skills, concepts and knowledge necessary for them to express responses to ideas and experiences

Art should enable the children to communicate what they see, feel and think. Children should experiment with their ideas, their use of colour, texture, form, pattern and different materials and processes therefore enabling them to continue to develop and secure their skill base and become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques. Children are encouraged to use their skills to create their own independent works of art, craft and design. In order to achieve their best potential the children will have access to a range of good quality resources that will support each topic and enable a confident approach.

At Hopton we aim to provide the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of art and design by exploring various artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms and their impact on culture and history.

The basis of our curriculum, following the Kapow Primary scheme of learning, is inspired by our school vision and ethos of #CARE, compassion, aspiration, respect and equality/equity. 

Hopton Art Gallery

Here is a variety of work produced by the children at Hopton, and a few of our amazing displays.