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Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design.  – National Curriculum  2014

Art is a fantastic way for all children of all ages to express themselves, be creative and to explore.

“All children are artists” – Pablo Picasso

Here at Thorpe exploring the arts is built into all areas of the curriculum wherever possible.

As a school we enjoy celebrating the art that is created through displays, assemblies and sharing work with pupils and parents. 

Here are some useful links:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zn3rkqt – BBC Bitesize Art and Design

https://artuk.org/ – Art UK

http://www.tate.org.uk/kids – The Tate – kids zone!

https://www.nga.gov/education/kids.html – National Gallery of Art – kids zone!

http://www.kidsites.com/sites-edu/art.htm – Art games

http://www.picassohead.com/ – Picasso head game

http://www.getty.edu/gettygames/ Getty games

Please explore!


When looking at a piece of art...

What do you see?

Take a moment and look again....

What do you see now? Has it changed? Why?

Describe the:

Lines you see in the artwork.

Colours you see in the artwork.

Which area of the artwork stands out to you the most? Why?

What does the artwork make you think of?

What emotion / mood does it make you feel?

Close your eyes and describe the artwork from memory. What do you remember?

What adjectives would you use to describe this artwork?

If this artwork had sound effects what would they be and why?

How was this piece of art created?

If this artwork was a piece of music or a song, what would it be? Why?

What title would you give this artwork?