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“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!

What is Art?

Please see Below our Art gallery

A selection of artwork. 

Year 1-

Year 2-


Year 3-


Year 4-


Year 5-


Year 6

Artist throughout the years:

Year  Aut 1  Aut 2  Spr 1  Spr 2  Sum 1  Sum 2 
1  Self portraits  

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/  

Andy Goldworthy 


Earth Art 

Patrick Dougherty, Andy Goldsworthy and Jaakko Pernu  

2  Paper Art  

Pablo Ruiz Picasso, René Magritte and Jackson Pollock. 


Buck brothers/ James Paterson/ JW Turner 

Animal Art  

Picasso/ David Hockney/, Kiki Smith 

3  Journeys 

Paul Klee/  

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 

Joan Miro 

Cross curricular  

Anglo Saxons  

Craft work 

European art 

Anselm Kiefer/ Michelanegelo/ Le Corbusier/Rembrandt 

4  Pointillism 

George Seurat 

Pop Art  

Andy Warhol 


Henri Rousseau 

Can we change places? 

Michelangelo/ Lousie Bourgeois/ Henry Moore 

Investigating patterns 

Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol 

5  Talking Textiles 

Gizelle Warbuton Grayson Perry/ Berlin Painter. 

Art Illusions 

Jacques Rousseau/ Lowry/ Borrell de Caso/ William Hogarth. 

WW2 Art 

LS Lowry  

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 

6  Mountains 

Albert Bierstadt’s/ Nicholas Roerich/ Jamie Hageman/  


Dante Marioni  

Mary Tuthill Lindheim 

People in Action 

George Wesley Bellows, John Singer, John Bauer 

Monet  What a performance 

Leon Bakst 

Creative art Topics

Click on the below art topics for some creative fun! 






Hot air balloons

Name collage

Art at Woden

Art National Curriculum:


  1. In the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) pupils are given the opportunity to explore texture, colour, shape, form and space.   
  1. 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.  
  1. They begin to use colour and shape to express themselves.   
  1. They investigate the use of pattern and texture to represent ideas or emotions. 

Key Stage 1  

  1. To use a range of materials creatively to design and make products.  
  1. To use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop their imagination and share their ideas and experiences.  
  1. To develop a wide range of art and design techniques using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space.  
  1. 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  

  1. 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.  
  1. To create sketchbooks to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas.    
  1. To improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture, with a range of materials.   
  1. About great artists, architects and designers in history 
  1. Create work as a group, whole class or whole school. 


Art vocabulary booklets-