Vision for Art and Design Technology
At Brookburn we believe in the concept of lifelong learning as a rewarding and enjoyable experience leading to happy and fulfilling lives. We believe in broadening horizons by giving the greatest possible opportunities to children to investigate, explore and discover the full extent of their potential. To this end the Arts and Design Technology have a full part to play providing opportunities for children to reflect on their talents, understanding and to demonstrate their developing personality through their emerging creativity, skills and problem solving attitude.
Our definition of the different design and art forms address the creative, aesthetic and evaluative responses to the visual, sound, movement and tactile qualities of the natural and constructed world which develop understanding of the world. It is therefore vital towards contributing to the development of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural skills and attitudes.
Teaching all art forms builds upon the natural pleasure of the visual, auditory and sensory expression for children who begin to see themselves as artists and creators. They find a sense of purpose, achievement and fulfilment in artistic expression and feel able to express their ideas and feelings through imaginative creation in both two and three dimensions, digital and multimedia.
Each art form and design includes aspects from different societies and cultures with selected resources and materials to promote positive images and statements of expression. This equips children to acquire an appropriate vocabulary to understand and discuss their own work and that of others with respect and dignity whilst engaging with the processes of evaluating, testing, adapting and improving their work. This approach allows the emergence of a pupil’s voice, nurtures talent and opens avenues of possible leadership opportunities.
We provide a rich and varied art and design technological learning environment allowing children to develop their skills and abilities to their full potential encompassing all the art forms and technological skills. They are delivered in a cross-curricular approach and where possible enriched by artists and extended by organisations and partnerships and through out of hours provision.
The skills and knowledge required in Art and Design Technology will develop through specific aspects which are pertinent to the subject area as they engage with the curriculum:-
- To design and create using a range of materials.
- To share ideas, experiences and imagination.
- To develop a wide range of art and design techniques.
- To explore work from a range of artists and designers.
- To learn about great artists, architects and designers in history.
- To have technical knowledge to develop products.
- To evaluate and analyse creative works and products using language of art and design.
Our commitment to a broad and balanced curriculum is delivered to every child by being inclusive, ensuring the needs of all our children including children with Special Educational Needs (SEN), Behavioural, Emotional and Social Difficulties (BESD), English as an Additional Language (EAL), and disadvantaged children have equal access to the Art and Design Technology curriculum. The curriculums follow our Equal Opportunities policy in which differences in gender, culture, ability and religion are respected and valued.