At St Mary’s, we want our children to love art and design. We want them to have no limits to their ambitions and we aim for them to have the passion and skills to be future illustrators, graphic designers, fashion designers, curators, architects or printmakers.
Our Art curriculum aims to engage, inspire and challenge pupils, whilst equipping them with the knowledge and skills to be able to experiment, invent and create their own works of art. As pupils progress, they should gain a deeper understanding of how Art and Design reflects and shapes our history, and how it contributes to the culture, creativity and wealth of our world. We want our children to use the local area as inspiration, to learn from other cultures and to respect diversity so they are ready to contribute to the community around St Mary’s. We intend that our values based curriculum offers our pupils rich opportunities to explore how others have chosen to express themselves through art; then in turn, to use this to support, encourage and inspire them to express themselves in unique ways using art and design as their medium.