Art Subject Statement
The famous Picasso quote ‘Every child is an artist, the problem is how to remain an artist once they grow up.’
Here at Salisbury Primary School, we encourage children to see themselves as artists, develop their artistic skills, express their own ideas, use their creative ideas and give meaning to the world around them. Our topic-based approach to learning ensures that all of our children are engaged in an inclusive, inspirational, creative curriculum, which reflects our local, historical and global community. Pupils are given the opportunity to communicate what they see and feel through a variety of materials, textures, colours and patterns and use a range of materials, tools and techniques. They learn to critically evaluate their own and other people’s work, giving their opinions respectfully.
Our aim is to ensure all pupils produce creative, imaginative work and the visual elements of art and design (line, tone, texture, colour, pattern, shape, 3D form). All children have the opportunity to explore their ideas and record their experiences, as well as exploring the work of others and evaluating different creative ideas. Children develop their understanding of art through cross-curricular links. At Salisbury, we celebrate and display as much work created during art lessons as possible, creating a stimulating visual environment and instilling confidence in their creative process in order to - in the words of Picasso - ‘remain an artist once they grow up’. This is further enhanced through holiday projects linked to new curriculum topic, artistic competitions, such as designing Christmas cards for the Royal Mail and Non-Smoking posters for TfL.