Art at Parkside will:
- Foster the child’s creativity at an early stage through manipulation of different materials and tools, exploring in a playful and non-judgemental way. The children will then control and master these skills using familiar media (pencil, paint and collage) to design and create their own pieces of artwork. The children will be encouraged to challenge, deepen and be adventurous with their developing skills.
- Provide each child with a ‘creative journey’ sketchbook for them to record their thoughts, experimentation and designs. This will develop their critical thinking allowing the children to evaluate their skills. The sketchbooks will be passed on each year enabling them to take ownership and celebrate their ‘art skill progress’.
- Provide the opportunity for the children to study the work of artists/designers from both Britain and around the world so the children can be exposed to different cultures, techniques and themes. Artists’ work will always be used to ignite and influence the children’s personal creativity. Each class in the school is named after an artist to enhance this.
When leaving Parkside all of the children will be able to use their creativity confidently in all areas of the curriculum and beyond.