At St Nicholas school we believe that every child is an artist. We aim for all children to explore and develop their skills and creativity using a wide range of media. We value the use of sketch books and encourage the importance of experimentation, exploration and innovation.
Using the Cornerstones curriculum, art and design is planned to ensure progression of skills and to build upon the children’s previous knowledge through a project-based approach. We encourage our children to explore different artists, designers, and sculptors from a variety of different cultures and historical time periods. As our children progress through the school, they revisit different media and techniques to develop their own artistic style and freedom.
We also organise enriching artistic experiences both in and out of school and utilise our links within the local to ensure all our children have a wide range of experiences during their time with us.
We want our children to leave St Nicholas school as confident, creative and respectful artists.