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Subject Leader: Mrs Caroline Sztymiak

Link Governor: Miss Alice Norris


We believe that teaching and learning in art and design is important because it stimulates creativity, imagination and innovation. It fires the children’s imagination and is a fundamental means of unique personal expression. 

‘Creativity takes courage’ 

Henri Matisse 

Children will develop their understanding of the visual language of art with effective teaching and considered sequences of lessons and experiences. Understanding of the visual elements of art and design (line, tone, texture, colour, pattern, shape, 3D form) will be developed by providing a curriculum which will enable children to reach their full potential. 


At St Mary's Catholic Primary School, we are guided by the National Curriculum for Art and Design. Our Art and Design curriculum provides children with opportunities to develop their skills using a range of media and materials. Children learn the skills of: 

  • drawing 
  • painting

  • print making 
  • collage 

  • textiles 
  • 3D modelling 

Children are introduced to a range of works and develop knowledge of the styles and vocabulary used by famous artists. It enables the children to communicate what they see, feel and think through the use of colour, texture, form, pattern and different materials and processes. Children become involved in shaping their environments through art and design activities. Through this the children learn to make informed judgements and aesthetic and practical decisions. Children explore ideas and meanings through the work of artists and designers. 

Useful Documents

The following files will give you an overview of the Art curriculum at St Mary's and our expectations of pupils in this subject area:


Art is celebrated in our St Mary’s school community. Children enjoy art lessons and use their skills in different ways throughout their time at St Mary’s by creating displays around the school and in the local community, taking part in competitions and supporting local charities. Through discussion and feedback, children talk enthusiastically about their art and about the benefits of learning about artists and artistic movements. 

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