At Holy Family, it is our intent to enable every child to express themselves in a creative way. We believe that high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and reflect when creating their own works of art, craft and design.
ART AND DESIGN IN ACTION...📸🎨
⭐️Take a look at our brand new STUDIO! ⭐️
We are so lucky to have the space to celebrate each of the artists and designers who have inspired our pupil's fabulous final pieces. The STUDIO is a space that teachers and students use for their art and design lessons and it will also home the resources needed for each of the skills included in our curriculum.
As this STUDIO grows, so will its use - we are very keen to use this space to encourage our budding artists, talented drawers and future designers. Watch this space!
Paint: Andy Warhol
Painting: Salvador Dali
Textiles: Laura Ashley
Drawing: John Constable
A 'masterclass' with Mr Martin from St. Simon Stock✍️
We were extremely lucky to welcome Mr Martin to work with our Year 6 pupils for an expert masterclass is using perspective in drawing. The children were already able to tell him about the 'vanishing point' and how the saturation and pigment of colour can help create distance. During Term 4, we are studing the drawing works of John Constable and so this opportunity was particularly useful. We already can't wait for his next visit!
Which of our hopeful entries will be chosen?
Our entries for this competition were heavily inspired by our most recent sculptor studies on Andy Goldsworthy. His work, involving natural materials, uses whatever comes to hand: twigs, leaves, stones and even snow. By using these very materials he reweaves them back into the environment to create sustainable art that is in harmony with the natural world.
One of year 6 pupils quoted, 'There is no better sustainable art than art made from the natural environment.'
Our Art & Design display in the hall celebrates our pupils' interpretations of Picasso . It demonstrates the sequenced progression of skills and knowledge from EYFS all the way up to Year 6. Above our displays are examples of potential qualifications, apprenticeships and career paths which build on their primary Art & Design journey.
Textiles: Lucienne Day🪡
Our textiles work demonstrates the progression of knowledge and skills from EYFS to Year 6, inspired by our chosen designer of the term: Lucienne Day.
Drawing: Paul Klee✏️
In each year group, children focused on the many elements of drawing from sketching and shading to the 7 elements of design: line, shape, form, value, texture, colour and space. Perspective was also a key element needed when recreating pieces inspired by Klee.
A summary: pupil voice survey
When asked why pupil's 'enjoy' Art and design lessons they commented:
A Year 6 pupil suggested that is important to learn about different artists so you can 'refer to them, name them and think about their style when you learn art again in secondary school'. All children present from Year 1-6 were able to recall the range of artists studied since September.
'We know we should be proud of our work because look (pointing) there are art displays everywhere.'