Art is an exciting subject which all children can access at their individual level. At Wellesley we teach the skills of drawing, painting, print making, collage, creating a 3D format and skills relating to textiles. The children will be encouraged to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination. Within the creative curriculum there are many opportunities for the children to utilize their skills and select their own resources and materials. Three times during the year the children have the opportunity to explore a wide range of medium, sometimes creating an individual masterpiece or working with collectively with others on a bigger project.
Children are encouraged to talk about the work of a range of artists, craft makers, architects and designers; describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, finally making links to their own work. Key Stage 2 children will be encouraged to develop a portfolio of their own work in the form of a sketch book. A common theme at the end of a piece of work will be that the children are asked to reveiw what they have done and discuss how they feel about their work, what they might change or how they would develop the work future art work. Children's art work will be celebrated and be the focus of many eye-catching displays within school.