Art and Design

“Every child is an artist” Pablo Picasso



Picasso said that every child is an artist, but went on to say that “The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.”

At Loudwater School we believe that every child should be given the experiences and the self-belief to remain an artist into adult hood, so that they may choose a career in one of the many art and design based industries, or enjoy some form of art as a leisure activity.

The school believes that art is a vital part of children’s education and has a significant and valuable role in the taught curriculum, as well as the enrichment opportunities it offers pupils.

Our intent is to ensure that all pupils have a range of opportunities to develop their skills in order to produce creative, imaginative work. Children have the opportunity to explore the work of others and experiment with different creative ideas. Children will become confident and proficient in a variety of techniques including drawing, painting, sculpting, collage and printing. Children will also develop their knowledge of famous artists and designers and begin to make comparisons between their works. 

They will develop the interest and curiosity about art through carefully planned sequences of lessons offering skills progression, knowledge progression and offering children the opportunity to ask question and demonstrate their skills in a variety of ways.


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Art key objectives

Art & Design Progression & Skills Map