Art and Design Statement of Intent:
At Willow Primary Academy, we recognise that Art and Design stimulates creativity and imagination and aim to produce life-long artists. Our curriculum provides visual, tactile and sensory experiences and a special way of understanding and responding to the world. It enables children of all abilities to communicate what they see, feel and think through the use of colour, texture, form, pattern and different materials and processes. We encourage children to explore ideas and meanings through the work of a range of artists and designers. The art and design units promote experimentation, invention and creativity. Through learning about the roles and functions of art, they can explore the impact it has had on contemporary life. They explore art from different times and cultures. Pupils also learn about influential people who have affected the art and design world. These may be architects, artists or designers. By learning about these people, we aim to inspire pupils. As a result, we encourage pupils to express themselves and understand how art is applied to the real world.