At Exeter A Learning Community, we value Art and Design as an important part of the children’s entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum. Our progressive Art and Design curriculum provides all children with opportunities to develop a rich and deep subject knowledge and continuously extend their artistic skills; drawing, painting, printing, textiles and sculpture. Through experiencing a wide range of media and techniques, we allow opportunities for all children to express their individual interests, thoughts and ideas whilst developing their self-esteem and confidence in their own ability.
Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. The children will experience the works and styles of a wide range of great artists, craft makers and designers; giving opportunities to reflect on how their influences helped to shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation. In addition to this, the children are encouraged to be reflective and evaluate their own work, thinking about how they can make changes to keep improving.