Art at Corpus Christi
“I found that I could say things with colour and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way things I had no words for.” Georgia O’Keefe
- Pupils explore great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.
- Children will become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques.
- At Corpus Christi, art is taught in every year group, for a double session every week, during the first half of each term.
- Each child has their own sketchbook which encourages a sense of ownership, creativity and pride in their work. Through their observations, designs and ideas, they can clearly see how their skills have progressed and developed through their art journey at Corpus Christi.
- Teachers follow a clear and comprehensive scheme of work in line with the National Curriculum. The wide variety of artists and art movements studied, builds upon and extends prior knowledge, ensuring all pupils are challenged and supported appropriately.
- To support teaching, staff have access to a range of resources and planning.
- Art is taught as an individual subject as well as incorporated into lessons across the curriculum. We celebrate the positive impact and contribution art makes to our diverse and rich culture through exploration of artists and designers as part of our studies during Black History Month, International Womens’ Day and different multi-faith celebrations.
- At Corpus Christi, our classroom culture is one of security and community, enabling children to confidently express themselves and experiment in art.
- Our pupils’ artwork is regularly celebrated through high-quality classroom and corridor displays.