At St Augustine's we explore art through our 'Creative Curriculum' weaving art, expression and creativity into all aspects of our day.
Our high-quality art curriculum is designed to engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art . Each term the children will complete a project linked to their curriculum learning through one of the three core art curriculum skill sets. These are 'Sculpture', 'Painting and Drawing' and 'Collage and Printing'. in addition to this, through themed weeks and cultural celebrations children study how art can shape our history, and has contributed to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.
Each year group is allocated famous artists throughout the year to study in order develop techniques, appreciate a range of Artistic styles and generally to gain a love of Art in all its forms! See the links below to find our more about your current Artist.
Have a look at a snap shot of Art at St Augustine below; from clay 'dragon eyes' to Emma Bridgewater inspired bottle Kilns!
Mental Health and Awareness Week 2021 'Express Yourself'
During Children's Mental Health Week we explored the different ways we can express ourselves, and the creative ways that we can share our feelings, our thoughts and our ideas. Expressing yourself is about using art, music, writing and poetry, dance, drama, photography and film - anything that make you feel good!
Expressing yourself is not about being the best at something or putting on a performance for others. It is about finding a way to show who you are, and how you see the world, that can help you feel good about yourself. There is no better way to express yourself than loosing yourself in your art work.
Have a look below at the children 'expressing' their personality and emotions through their choice of colour, shape, image, media...
Early Years: Eric Carle Andy Goldworthy Kandinsky
Year 1: Henri Rousseau’s 'Surprised' Quentin Blake Georgia O'Keefe
Year 2: Claude Monet George Seurat Antony Gormley
Year 3: Piet Mondrian Pablo Picasso Antony Gaudi
Year4: Van Gogh Andy Warhol Michelle Reader
Year 5: Shen Zhou William Morris Henri Matisse
Year 6: Henri Rousseau Hans Holbein L.S. Lowry
Please see the power point below to practise art techniques such as sketching, shading, hatching etc.