Art at Tower Road Academy
Teaching and learning in art and design inspires pupils to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design, expressing their ideas and experiences.
They know how art and design contributes to the rich culture of our society.
Children enjoy practising a range of techniques they have learnt from great artists, craft makers, architects and designers. They evaluate creative outcomes from the past and present using language that demonstrates their critical understanding.
How we implement art at Tower Road Academy.
Cross-curricular reading in our art curriculum.
We have carefully mapped high-quality texts throughout our curriculum, some which are read in art lessons themselves, other are used to link art with our learning in English, or as a class book. We strongly believe it immerses pupils into a topic, deepening their knowledge and understanding of a subject and exposing the children to rich vocabulary.
Great Art links for kids!
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 game
We believe it is important for young children to be inspired by and informed about the different careers or hobbies available to them in later life. Throughout our curriculum we not only look at the jobs involved within the field of art, for example a painter and a sculptor, but we also look at lives and work of some of the world's most inspiring artists of our time.
Andy Goldsworthy LS Lowry
Georgia O'Keeffe Edvard Munch
Zaha Hadid (Architect)
What can I do at home to support learning in art?
Activities at home…
What do you see?
Take a moment, look again.
What do you see now? Has it changed? Why?
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?