Art Curriculum at Northfields Infant and Nursery School
We aim to –
Our children will experience
Progression of vocabulary
Teachers will choose artists they feel will inspire the children and which lend themselves to particular techniques and styles of art e.g Van Gogh – portraiture, Arcimboldo- using fruit, veg in art, Rousseau- creating setting and using shades of colour, Goldsworthy – Forest School.
ELG – Use simple tools and techniques competently and appropriately. Explore what happens when colours are mixed. Experiment to create different textures. Understand that different media can be combined to create new effects. Manipulate materials to achieve a planned effect. Choose particular colours for a purpose. Create simple representations of events, people and objects.
How we do this in Nursery and Reception?
Children do a variety of art activities with adults and then resources can be left in order for pupils to revisit and develop the skills have learned. As topics follow children’s interests they are planned half termly; teachers look for art that is representative of different styles and will help develop paint brush control, cutting, pencil control and imaginative use of colour and texture through providing various media.
Painting and colour – colour mixing, exploring painting on different scales, using oil pastels and blending, tints and tones using paint and shading with pencils or charcoal.
Collage – using cut or torn materials, overlapping and overlaying to create pictures, mixing materials to create textures.
Sculpture – using clay and then developing and refining the techniques used.
Drawing – using pencil, charcoal and pastels children will explore using lines, pattern and adding dots and lines to create different styles of picture. They will add colour to drawings understanding the importance of neatly following lines in some styles. Observational drawing indoors and outside. Using drawing as a tool to record experiences, observations and feelings.
Some children may do Drawing and Talking therapy to support emotional wellbeing.
Digital media – to use a range of programs to create art for a purpose.