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Art and Design at St Michael’s
Name of Lead: Ms Murray


The intent of our Art curriculum is to encourage pupils to be comfortable and confident to produce a vast array of Artwork in a positive and caring environment that allows them to celebrate their differences and reach their full potential. At St Michael's we are committed to providing pupils with a curriculum that will engage, inspire and challenge, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own unique works of art.  We will continue to enrich their learning with a wealth of vocabulary that allows them to express their responses to artwork and ideas.  Through introducing pupils to a variety of artists, pupils learn to know and understand more about art itself and the artists that create it. Therefore encouraging pupils to use this knowledge to think critically to develop a deeper understanding of Art and Design.


Aims of Art and Design

The national curriculum for art and design aims to ensure that all pupils:

§ produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences

§ become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques

§ evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design

§ know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.


Useful Websites


Tate Kids

A useful website allowing children to make, pay games and quizzes and explore a range of art, artists with tons of ideas and ways to recreate some of their masterpieces.


Scrap Colouring

A fun website allowing children to create digital art. If they love to colour and create patterns they will have lots of fun playing around with scrap colouring.



A website with 7 pages of games and puzzles for you to have fun with art.



Pupils thought about Art at St Michael's


I love art. It gives me the chance to be creative and really use my imagination.” Anexia

“I enjoy art lessons where I get to sketch self-portraits and portraits of others.” Michelle


“I like drawing and painting.” Johanna


“Art is my favourite subject because it doesn't matter about writing and there's never a right answer, we can all be right” Macauley