At Meynell, we value Art and Design as an important part of the children’s entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum. Art and Design provides the children with the opportunities to develop and extend skills and an opportunity to express their individual interests, thought and ideas:
Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education should inspire, raise aspirations and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills across a variety of artistic genres – including drawing, painting, printing, textiles, collage and 3D modelling. As pupils progress, they should be able to think explore and develop ideas and be able to evaluate a finished product. Children are also encouraged to have a wide breadth of study which includes features artists in each year who represent all corners of the world of art. They should also know how art contributes to wider society, particularly understanding how diversity is present through art and the role it plays in equality and fairness. Children should be able to explain how art contributes to culture, conservation, world issues, health and a myriad of other things which make our world. We also use our learning around art to engage with our community.