At Renhold, every child is an Artist.
Art at Renhold
The school believes that art is a vital part of children’s education and has a significant and valuable role in the taught curriculum, as well as the enrichment opportunities we offer our pupils. The art curriculum will develop children’s critical abilities and understanding of their own and others’ cultural heritages through studying a diverse range of male and female artists.
Children will develop their understanding of the visual language of art with effective teaching and considered sequences of lessons and experiences. Understanding of the visual elements of art and design (line, tone, texture, colour, pattern, shape, 3D form) will be developed by providing a curriculum which will enable children to reach their full potential.
The skills and knowledge that children will develop throughout each art topic are mapped across each year group and throughout the school to ensure progression. The emphasis on knowledge ensures that children understand the context of the artwork, as well as the artists that they are learning about and being inspired by. This enables links to other curriculum areas, including humanities, with children developing a considerable knowledge of individual artists as well as individual works and art movements. A similar focus on skills means that children are given opportunities to express their creative imagination, as well as practise and develop mastery in the key processes of art: drawing, painting, printing, textiles and sculpture.
Coordinated whole-school project work will ensure that art is given high status in the curriculum. The school’s high-quality art curriculum is supported through the availability of a wide range of quality resources, which are used to support children’s confidence in the use of different media.
Classroom displays reflect the children’s sense of pride in their artwork and this is also demonstrated by creative outcomes across the wider curriculum. The school environment also celebrates children’s achievements in art and demonstrates the subject’s high status in the school, with outcomes, including sculptures, enhancing the outdoor as well as indoor environment.
The Art curriculum at Renhold Primary contributes to children’s personal development in creativity, independence, judgement and self-reflection.
Art Subject Leader: Mrs R Grundy
Scandinavian Folk Art Workshop with Anne-Marie Abbate
ART WORKSHOP WITH ANNE-MARIE - February 10th 2022
This morning's Art Workshop was the most amazing time for our Year R artists!
We met Anne-Marie who introduced us to traditional Scandinavian Folk Art, which uses minimalist techniques to create a simple image using shape, texture and colour.
The children included many things local to our town of Bedford, including recipes for the Bedfordshire Clanger, The Bedfordshire Wig Cake and maps of the area.
They also included plants as we discussed how these bring health and happiness into our environment.
Anne-Marie showed us how to layer our textures together using cutting, sewing, multiple fabrics and arrangements on the page to make our pieces. We started off planning and exploring the shapes using stencils and tracing, before deciding on our colours and arrangements on the page.
As we created, we listened to calming Fine Art music which created the most focused atmosphere we have even experienced!!
What a morning!!
Miss Williams and the team now have the tricky job of selected 8 pieces to put forward for the Harpur Trust Art Competition where the winners work will be framed, hung and exhibited at the gallery!
We want to submit them all!!
So proud of Year R!!!!