At Clapham Manor we aim to equip children with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art. Children will develop the skills to think critically and develop a deeper understanding of art through exposure to the work of different artists and experimentation of skills. We teach a variety of skills and content to inspire children and increase their knowledge of the art world, opening up possibilities for them to forge interests in this area in the future.
Children will become proficient in drawing, painting and sculpture. Children will evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design and know about great artists, craft makers and designers. Through this exploration, they build up an understanding of historical and cultural development of their art forms. Our curriculum has been carefully planned to reflect the diversity of our school community through the great artists children study. As well as being reflective of our community, the enrichment opportunities provided for children in art and design will maximise our local community and the wider London art community, increasing the cultural capital for all children.