We teach art to develop creativity and encourage pupils to express themselves through drawing, painting, sculpture and collage. We encourage children to look closely at the world around them and to see detail.
During art lessons, pupils have the opportunity to study the work of other artists and develop their ability to analyse, interpret and criticize in order to improve their own artistic creations.
Art develops fine motor control through the use of pencils, paint brushes, clay and a range of other media. It develops language skills as pupils discuss colour, texture and the way in which a piece of art can makes them feel emotionally.
Art requires concentration, perseverance, decision making and often collaboration providing challenge for learners at all levels.
It is also an effective way of teaching other subjects and concepts in a more practical and visual way. Mainly we teach art because it is fun and it allows the children to be themselves in a creative and less formal capacity.