Pupils at St Joseph's College Preparatory School are given a diverse range of experiences through which to develop an understanding of Art
They are encouraged to explore a range of skills and techniques, developing individual skills as well as those which encourage collaboration with others, improving their practical skills and extending their knowledge and experience of materials, processes and practices.
This includes learning about colour, collage, printing, ceramics, textiles, 3D design, model making and sculpture. Pupils also get the chance to learn and develop their drawing and painting skills, with painting projects ranging from landscapes to self portraits.
They also carry out observational drawings from objects, and the natural environment in the school setting and when on school trips. They are encouraged to work on a variety of scales, and large scale painting and sculpture are strong features of the department.
By learning about artistic methods and then trying them and developing them, as well as by critically discussing art and learning to use the appropriate vocabulary, pupils are being given the opportunity to explore and communicate their own ideas, their likes and dislikes, expanding their creativity stimulating their imaginations and thus develop as a human being. By the end of Year 6 it is our aim that all pupils have the ability to communicate effectively and confidently in the language of Art.
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