Art and Design

At Hemlington Hall Academy we engage, inspire and challenge pupils through art and design so that children have the confidence and ability to experiment, invent and create their own works of art using a wide range of media. Children also develop an understanding of how art can reflect history, and can contribute to both our own culture and other cultures around the world.

Ten things to celebrate about Art at Hemlington Hall Academy are:

  1. Art is taught through strong cross-curricular links and is firmly embedded in our creative curriculum.
  2. Children are introduced to a wide range of artists, designers and architects across school.
  3. Our whole school is immersed in art and visitors often comment on the quality of the art work on our walls.
  4. Our children love art and talk about their work with passion and pride.
  5. A wide variety of age appropriate skills are taught across school.
  6. Individual sketch books follow children through school cataloguing their progress and development.
  7. Art supports our involvement with the wider community.
  8. Art plays a large part in our children’s education.
  9. Children are encouraged to design, create and effectively evaluate their artwork.
  10. Our staff are supportive, talented and increasingly creative.

Key stage 1 Pupils should be taught:
• to use a range of materials creatively to design and make products
• to use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination
• to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
• about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work.

Key stage 2 Pupils should be taught to develop their techniques, including their control and their use of materials, with creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design.

Pupils should be taught:
• to create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas
• to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay]
• about great artists, architects and designers in history.