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The Oaktree School

Inspiring Everyone to Learn

Art and Design

Art and Design at The Oaktree School

The Oaktree School's Art and Design creative curriculum hopes to encourage children to express themselves, inspire children to experiment with colours and texture, and equip them to invent and design their own works of art.

The national curriculum for art aims to ensure that all pupils: 

  • produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences
  • become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques
  • evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design
  • know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms

We encourage our children to use a variety of media to plan and achieve a piece of art to a standard that matches their ability. By studying a variety of different artists and mediums, we give our children an understanding of the rich history involved in paintings and how important art is in different cultures. We aim to teach the fundamental skills of drawing, painting, crafts, building and sculpting. We teach these through art lessons as well as through a cross curricular approach.