Our Pupils’ perspective

As artists, we practise using different skills as we explore different artists whilst painting, drawing and sculpting.


Subject Leader

Mrs Jackson enjoys being creative and believes that anyone can succeed and express themselves during Art lessons. She also knows that art can be very calming and used as a mindfulness approach both in and outside of the classroom. Mrs Jackson enjoys visiting museums and art galleries, exploring the different styles of artists from around the world. She also enjoys drawing and painting in her spare time.


Subject Intent

Through Art, all children can be encouraged to show excellence and teachers nurture the talents of our budding artists. Diversity is embraced and minds are opened through the different cultures and styles of art we explore. We believe that children should have the opportunity to show their excellence and talent through their artwork being displayed around our school.

Art and Design stimulates creativity and imagination. It provides visual, tactile and sensory experiences and a creative way of understanding and responding to the world. It enables children to communicate what they see, feel and think through the use of colour, texture, form, pattern and different materials and processes. Children become involved in shaping their experiences through art and design. They learn to make informed judgements and aesthetic and practical decisions. They explore ideas and meanings through the work of artists and designers. Through learning about the roles and functions of art, they can explore the impact it has had on contemporary life and that of different times and cultures. The appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts enriches all our lives. Art and Design contributes to the development of the whole child emotionally, aesthetically, spiritually, intellectually and socially. It creates in the child a sense of enjoyment and a sense of purpose. It provides pupils with a unique way of perceiving themselves and the world, which is not taught in other areas of the curriculum and which is essential to basic education.

At St Luke and St Philip’s we aim:

  • to enable children to record from first-hand experience and from imagination, and to select their own ideas to use in their work;

  • to develop skills, creativity and imagination through a range of complex activities;

  • to improve the children’s ability to control materials, tools and techniques;

  • to increase their critical awareness of the roles and purposes of art and design in different times and cultures;

  • to develop increasing confidence in the use of visual and tactile elements and materials;

  • to foster an enjoyment and appreciation of the visual arts and a knowledge of artists, craftspeople and designers.


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