“Art is not just a subject to learn, but an activity that you can practise with your hands, your eyes, your whole personality.” Quentin Blake.
We offer an engaging Art curriculum that allows our pupils to develop imagination, stimulate creativity and express themselves.
Our curriculum allows our students to use a wide range of media to improve skills in various area’s including drawing, painting, printing, mixed media art and sculpture
We study various artists, both past and present and allow their work to stimulate our own creativity and imagination.
Our Art curriculum nurtures, encourages and builds on creativity, ensuring that our children have the opportunity to be taught the skills of a creative subject. Children at Woden Primary have many opportunities to experience art, to understand what artists, designers and craft workers do as well as developing their own confidence in using a variety of techniques and media.
Our Art & Design curriculum aims to ensure that all pupils will:
- produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences
- develop proficiency in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art and design techniques
- make decisions about their approach to different challenges
- reflect on, evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art
- know about great artists and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms
- explain how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation
- take pride in their accomplishments by seeing vibrant artwork displayed throughout the school
- be inspired by our local area and our history as well as the wider world
“All children are artists” – Pablo Picasso
Please view our galleries below!
Please see Below our Art gallery
Information and activity ideas
Virtual Tour: Go on a virtual tour around famous museums using the links below:
Questions to ask about art:
Look at a piece of art.
What do you see?
Take a moment, look again.
What do you see now? Has it changed? Why?
- Lines you see in the artwork.
- Colours you see in the artwork.
- Which area of the artwork stands out to you the most? Why?
- What does the artwork make you think of?
- What emotion/mood does it make you feel?
- Close your eyes and describe the artwork from memory. What do you remember?
- What adjectives would you use to describe this artwork?
- If this artwork had sound effects what would they be and why?
- How was this piece of art created?
- If this artwork was a piece of music or a song, what would it be? Why?
What title would you give this artwork?
A selection of artwork. Click to view.
Artist throughout the years:
|Year||Aut 1||Aut 2||Spr 1||Spr 2||Sum 1||Sum 2|
Hans Holbein/ Thomas Gainsborough/ Vincent Van Gogh/ Ernst Ludwig Kirchner/ Leonardo da Vinci/ Hans Holbein/ Matisse
|Can buildings speak?
Jen Jolliff/ Stephen Wiltshire/ Laura Ashley/ William Morris
Piet Mondrian/ Kandinsky/
Patrick Dougherty, Andy Goldsworthy and Jaakko Pernu
Pablo Ruiz Picasso, René Magritte and Jackson Pollock.
Buck brothers/ James Paterson/ JW Turner
Picasso/ David Hockney/, Kiki Smith
Sarrita King/ Maureen Hudson Nampijinpa/ Lily Kelly Napangardi/ Wintjiya Napaltjarri and Jorna Newberry
Salvador Dali/ Andre Breton/ Max Ernst/ Giorgio de Chirico/
David Gordon/ Josh Raymond
|Cross curricular – Romans
Anselm Kiefer/ Michelanegelo/ Le Corbusier/Rembrandt
|Can we change places?
Michelangelo/ Lousie Bourgeois/ Henry Moore
Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol
Gizelle Warbuton Grayson Perry/ Berlin Painter.
Jacques Rousseau/ Lowry/ Borrell de Caso/ William Hogarth.
|Objects & Meanings
Vincent Van Gogh/ Francisco de Zurbaran/ Giorgio Morand/ Pieter Claesz
|A sense of place
William Turner/ Thomas Gainsborough/ John Constable/ Claude Monet/ Jean- Baptiste- Camille Corot/ Salvador Dali/ Paul Baum
Albert Bierstadt’s/ Nicholas Roerich/ Jamie Hageman/
Mary Tuthill Lindheim
|People in Action
George Wesley Bellows, John Singer, John Bauer
|Monet||What a performance
Art National Curriculum:
- In the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) pupils are given the opportunity to explore texture, colour, shape, form and space.
- They develop their imagination and creativity and begin to investigate the qualities of materials and processes. Children should make decisions about their work rather than being over guided.
- They begin to use colour and shape to express themselves.
- They investigate the use of pattern and texture to represent ideas or emotions.
Key Stage 1
- To use a range of materials creatively to design and make products.
- To use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop their imagination and share their ideas and experiences.
- To develop a wide range of art and design techniques using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space.
- About the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work.
Key Stage 2
- To develop their techniques, including their control and use of material, with creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design.
- To create sketchbooks to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas.
- To improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture, with a range of materials.
- About great artists, architects and designers in history
- Create work as a group, whole class or whole school.