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Art & Design

The subject leader for Art and Design is Mrs. Samantha Arnold.


Our Vision


At Fairhaven, Art and Design is taught across school through the six main areas of Art: Drawing, Printing, Collage, Sculpture, Painting and Textiles.  The curriculum we deliver is designed to cover the National Curriculum and ensure that the skills the children are learning are progressive through a two year Programme of Study. The children will study a range of traditional, modern and contemporary art.


Art work will be completed in a sketch book. This sketch book will go up with the children from year group to year group. 




 Our high-quality Art and Design education engages, inspires and challenges pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and produce their own creative pieces.


As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of Art and Design. They should also know how Art and Design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our present world.




The national curriculum for art and design aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences
  • become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques
  • evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design
  • know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.



Subject content

Key stage 1


Pupils should be taught:

  • to use a range of materials creatively to design and make products
  • to use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination
  • to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
  • about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work.


Key stage 2


Pupils should be taught to develop their techniques, including their control and their use of materials, with creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design.

Pupils should be taught:

  • to create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas
  • to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials (for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay)
  • about great artists, architects and designers in history.




Overview of Learning


Year 1/2 Drawing - Pablo Picasso

Year 3/4 Drawing - L.S. Lowry

Year 5/6 Drawing - Georgia O'Keefe

Year 1/2 Printing - Paul Klee

Year 3/4 Printing - Katsushika Hokusai

Year 5/6 Printing - Jean-Michel Basquiat

Year 3/4 Mosaic - Antoni Gaudi

Year 5/6 Collage - Megan Coyle

Pupil Voice


Useful Art Websites

Have a look at these websites to help you develop skills that you can transfer into your artwork. 



Art Projects for Kids


Draw with Rob


Teach Kids Art


Tate Kids


Scrap Colouring