Art

We believe that developing sound drawing and painting skills underpins successful development in Art. Of equal importance is the exposure of children to a wide range of media and creative experiences.

 

Children of all year groups have weekly Art lessons in a specialist classroom and undertake a variety of projects ranging from making papier mache war masks to creating multi-media modern day icon portraits. The school also has its own kiln and the children produce a wide range of ceramic art. We recognise the importance of forging links with other subject areas. Children have regular access to a fully equipped ICT suite where they use computers and digital cameras to collect images, undertake animation projects and gather research.

 

Pupils enjoy visits to places relevant to their projects, ranging from trips to Kew Gardens to sketch the flowers to excursions to the National Gallery with whom we work closely. Local artists and craftspeople visit the school to work with pupils; recently they enjoyed creating stop motion animations with the British Film Institute.  We encourage every child to develop their own unique and original way from their very first weeks in school and by the time they reach their final years at Kew Green, pupils take full ownership of their projects, often working in an independent and individual style. 

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