Art, craft and design at The Vine is a practical, and creative subject. Through their active participation, pupils learn to explore their imagination, generate ideas, acquire skills and apply judgement. It is also a subject in which pupils develop their knowledge and understanding as well as their skills. They learn about the materials and techniques they use and about the world of art, craft and design, recognising the achievements of artists, designers and craftspeople from many different times and cultures.
It gives pupils the opportunity to express ideas attitudes and values and is a means of communication. It develops and encourages critical and creative thinking. Art and Design often contributes to cross-curricular learning and to various events and activities in the school year. It provides opportunities to celebrate and explore feelings and ideas expressed by pupils and by the artists, designers and crafts people that are studied.
The National Curriculum defines four essential aims for the subject.
That all pupils should:
1. Produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences
2. Become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques
3. Evaluate and analyse artistic works using the language of art, craft and design
4. Know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical development of their art forms