Art & D.T

At Edward Worlledge Ormiston Academy we believe in developing children’s creativity and curiosity. Art and Design allows children to develop resilience through the process of exploration, evaluation and analysis. We focus on teaching core skills of drawing, painting, sculpture and other art and craft design techniques whilst also developing knowledge and understanding of great artists, craft makers and designers. Historical and cultural development within art is also taught within the curriculum.   

Our Art and Design curriculum is knowledge rich, ensuring pupils have a knowledge of art history, to be able to recognise key paintings and styles and to have a language in which to discuss and evaluate paintings unfamiliar to them. Subject specific vocabulary is a key focus in developing knowledge in art and design.   

Art and Design as s subject at EWOA, supports learning in other subject areas, with strong cross-curricular, enhancing cultural capital. Some areas of focus within Art and Design link directly to other subjects and topics   

National Curriculum Aims:  

The national curriculum for art and design 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. 

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