Art techniques and skills are taught progressively across year groups in order for pupils to build on the skills they have learnt. In doing so they develop a more rigorous understanding of art, artists and how art has contributed to history and culture.
Pupils are taught drawing, painting and sculpture skills alongside colour, pattern, texture, line, shape and form where their work is recorded in a sketchbook. Each pupil’s sketchbook travels with them through year groups demonstrating individual achievement and progress.
At Rowlatts Hill pupils have had the pleasure of working alongside and observing our artist in residence, Colin Slater. Colin has painted and developed a number of learning areas and corridors throughout the school to develop pupil’s awareness and understanding, such as Influential people through history, Once upon a time, Ancient Rome and our exciting new area Under the sea which links in with De Montfort University’s sustainability project.
Further to this, enrichment activities take place throughout the year which involve ‘The Big Draw’ and Diwali and Christmas design competitions.
Miss S Webb