The Art curriculum at Asquith allows children to have access to a range of skills, progressing over their years at our school. Children will build on their current knowledge, have time to practise this, refine it, and experiment with it. Children will have access to skills across all areas of Art and Design- drawing, collage, painting, printing, textiles, photography and sculpture. The Art curriculum will enrich their life, opening doors and broadening their minds, both culturally, and artistically. Art lessons aim to build confidence with artistic skills, and in turn build children's confidence in other areas of their academic and personal lives.



‘Creativity is seeing what everyone else has seen, and thinking what no-one else has thought.’ Albert Einstein

Creativity is increasingly recognised as an essential higher order skill for learning, life and work. Through a skills based curriculum, with clear progression from EYFS to Year 6, Art is taught with the aid of quality resources to embed skills and allow for experimentation. As part of a suite of higher order skills, creativity can help learners not only survive, but to thrive in our fast-changing world.  Teacher subject knowledge assists learners in their new skills journey, and a clear progression map allows teachers to be clear on the focus for their year group. A different skill is focused on each half term, where children are given opportunities to express their creative imagination, as well as practice and develop mastery in the key processes of Art: drawing, painting, printing, collage, textiles and sculpture. Children’s knowledge and skills are built upon over a sequence of lessons which lead to a final piece. Sketchbooks demonstrate the learning process and serve as a space for children to develop their creative journey at Asquith.