From the very first weeks at Lunsford School, children are introduced to a wide range of artistic techniques and skills including drawing, painting, printing, batik, clay modelling, junk modelling and collage. Topic work is used to inspire art work and we look at work from different cultures. Children are encouraged to develop an appreciation for the work of other artists and an understanding of why and how a piece was created. As they develop skills, the school expects children to experiment with ideas and produce sketches and plans before completing a final piece. Art feeds through all areas of the curriculum and children are encouraged to use their artistic skills in all curriculum areas. An appreciation of art and the arts allows children to increase their self-confidence and enables them to look at the world from a different perspective.
The school displays children's art work. There is also an art gallery in the corridor where work done over the term is displayed. We have whole school art exhibitions as well as arts week where children explore the work of artists and then share their own work with each other.
Every child in the school has the opportunity to earn an Arts Award Discover qualification and older children Arts Award Explorer level.
Recently we have been involved in an arts project with a performance artist. We have looked at role models and kindness through the arts.
We also have an art therapist who works with children on a one to one or small group basis.