Art & Design
In Art & Design at St Alban’s C of E Academy, children will be able to build on their own experiences using a variety of media and tools to develop new skills. Through the teaching of art, children will become aware of the role it plays in the community and different cultures. They will be encouraged to develop both their ability to respond critically to works of art, and confidence in their own artistic ability.
We believe that Art and Design stimulates creativity and imagination. It provides visual, tactile and sensory experiences and a unique way of understanding and responding to the world.
Pupils use colour, form, texture, pattern and different materials and processes to communicate what they see, feel and think. They explore ideas and meanings in the work of artists, crafts people and designers. They learn about the diverse roles and functions of art, craft and design in contemporary life, and in different times and cultures.
At St Alban’s C of E Academy we see Design and Technology as a way of working in which pupils investigate a need or respond to an opportunity to make or modify something. It helps pupils develop knowledge, understanding and capability in the various skills and processes used when investigating, designing, making and evaluating.
We believe that Design and Technology prepares children to take part in the development of tomorrow’s rapidly changing world. Creative thinking encourages children to make positive changes to their quality of life. The subject encourages children to become autonomous and creative problem-solvers, both as individuals and as part of a team. Through the study of Design and Technology they combine practical skills with an understanding of aesthetic, social and environmental issues, as well as functions and industrial practices.