‘Every human is an artist.’ Don Miguel Ruiz
Art is everywhere at St. Paul's school.
Art is used for display for a variety of purposes. It not only creates a welcoming and child friendly environment, but it shows evidence of the learning that has been taking place. Displays are used to challenge and encourage all children as examples of what is possible, and also provide support for learning with key vocabulary, questions and facts.
Art - Sketchbooks
Sketch books are used for trying out and evaluating ideas and techniques. Work from artists is explored and discussed.
Art - for thinking and learning
Art is used in many areas of the curriculum to deepen understanding, extend vocabulary and questioning. In history, literacy, geography and science artefacts and pictures are greatly used to promote questioning, observations and predictions. Vocabulary is developed by learning new words that are necessary to tackle the particular focus.
Art - as discreet learning
We also love developing many different skills through art focus. We recognise the value art has intrinsically, and that which it contributes to other learning. Throughout the school sketchbooks are used to explore ideas, evaluate art by others, learn about artists, from different times and cultures and their contribution, as well as learning the specific skills associated with art.