Providing an all-round Art experience for all OSSMA learners. This involves them learning about artists (including designers and architects) from different eras, exploring and experiencing different materials confidently and building on and developing their current skills.
OSSMA Artists will be creative learners using their knowledge and skills to produce inspiring pieces of work
There are many reasons why Art is important in the Curriculum
Art is a form of communication and expression which allows learning and problem-solving in a visual and practical way.
It allows children to develop motor skills (hand-eye coordination), social skills, decision-making, risk-taking, creativity and inventiveness.
Art links with a wide variety of cross-curricular subjects.
It allows critical thinking and opportunities to develop their voice and opinions (of the work of the Artist and their own). This can be done through a variety of mediums, from drawing to Photography, textiles and 3D
(Challenge and Resilience: Personal growth – Adapting to change )
Drawing of poppies
Drawing of Insects
Diversity and empathy
Designing clay wreaths and exploring paint
Using clay to create their wreaths
Social Chaos and morality: Morals/ethics eg use of zoos
Biro drawing of animals
Dreams and Aspirations: upcoming artists and career pathways in art
Animal drawing in the style of Isabelle Dillard
Dystopia and Injustice:
Kenyan Art – recapping colour theory
Designing masks, shields or jewellery
Making their designs using card
Street Artists and Banksy / Cobra
Exploring Street Art and the use of colour
Recording of architecture in the style of street art
Relationship and individuality
Exploring materials and techniques such as clay and paint
Responding to street art, artists, photographers, architects – working outside of the sketchbook – clay work