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Art & Design

Art and Design engages, inspires and challenges children, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design.

Children learn to express themselves using a variety of media.

They paint, draw, construct models, do collage work and pottery. They also develop skills in close observational drawing. We encourage them to take pride in their work and to aim for high standards in presentation. Using artists in residence, pictures and artefacts, children develop an understanding of the work of artists and crafts people and apply that knowledge to their work.

Year 2 Leavers Art 2019

Year 2 Kingfisher class have been exploring their creative powers with  artists Sonia and Nina. Together they have been inspired by the plants and insects of Bishop's Meadow; building up layers of different materials to complete a mixed media collage.

The key elements have been;-

  • loose, large scale ink drawings-
  • detailed tracings of insects- pasting recycled papers-   
  • writing hidden thank you messages   

Among the layers lie all children's names and messages about their unforgettable time at St. Andrew's School. 

It is a long standing tradition that Year 2 parents club together to employ an artist in residence to work with the children. The children learn new skills and leave behind the work they create as a gift which is displayed in the school for them to see if ever they return.

This year the artist was Denise Jaques. She makes wonderful mosaic sculptures. ( At our school, we commissioned her to help the year 2 children to create mosaic sculptures to be used in our playground planters.

Robin Class May '19 

During Expressive Art and Design, Robin Class have been looking at the famous painting. 

The children used different brushing techniques to achieve the desired effect and used their observational skills to look carefully at the colours they needed and how to apply the paint.

Made by our 2018 leavers.