At Upperwood Academy, we are committed to providing all children with learning opportunities to engage in Art. We believe that children should have access to a quality, varied Art Curriculum during their time at Upperwood Academy. The purpose of Art education is to give pupils the skills, concepts and knowledge necessary for them to express their responses to ideas and experiences in a visual or tactile form; art ignites imagination and is a fundamental means of personal expression.
At Upperwood Academy, children learn the skills of drawing, painting and mixed media, sculpture and 3D and craft and design they are given the opportunity to explore and evaluate different creative ideas. Children will be introduced to a range of works and develop knowledge of the styles and vocabulary used by famous artists. The skills they acquire are often applied to their cross-curricular topics, allowing children to use their art skills to reflect on and explore topics in greater depth; for example, by sketching historical artefacts in detail, researching geographical locations to support their work on landscape painting or using art as a medium to express emotion and thought to enhance their personal, social and emotional development.