Art and Design
Our pupils are encouraged to use their individuality to make whatever they create their own. With a multitude of resources available, our children have unlimited options when it comes to Art and Design. Given the freedom to choose how their piece will look, what textiles to use and the style in which they create it, we find this flexibility really brings out the best in our budding artists and designers.
Art is essential for wellbeing along with developing fine motor skills and stimulating curiosity, creativity and imagination. At SVPS, the Art department boasts a relaxed atmosphere in which self-esteem is elevated, as there is no right or wrong, and pupils are motivated to think critically, express ideas and feelings independently and learn the value of trial and error. Our artists are encouraged to be resilient, creative thinkers who can progress and apply these qualities in their daily lives.
The Art curriculum is designed so that progression can be achieved, building on and extending past knowledge and skills. Our pupils are introduced to artists, artworks and various styles to inspire, support and develop their own works of art through drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking or ceramics. Pupils’ work is exhibited throughout the School to celebrate everyone’s artistic achievements and nurture a colourful, creative environment that reflects the words of Picasso, “Every child is an artist”.