Art & Design
Art & Design and Our Vision Statement
At Bowdon Church School Art and Design forms an important part of the curriculum. We believe Art and Design education stimulates creativity and imagination whilst giving each child unique opportunities to develop intellectually, emotionally, physically, spiritually and socially; opening them up to a world of possibilities.
Through our Christian Faith, we acknowledge our responsibility to all, to enrich lives and show love and respect within our school family. We believe in lifelong learning aiming to equip our children to live life today and for tomorrow rooted in Christian love.
Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As pupil’s progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.
Art is taught in every age group, with the class teachers across the curriculum and in individual art projects which is shown and celebrated in a wealth of displays in and around the classrooms. Every child is encouraged to participate, and a broad range of work and ability is celebrated around the school.
Sketchbooks at BCS
In Year 3 we started to put your sketchbook together to show the record of your learning and progress in art here at school, great memories have been made, so hopefully you’ll look back at it in years to come. Your sketchbook is much more than a book with blank paper. It provides a record of learning in art which has made you a more independent and confident artist. It is a journey of many skills developed over the years. Along your way you’ve studied and learnt about many great artists, designers, craftsmen and women as well as architects and the techniques they used. Learnt about the proportions of the face and body, have been taught how to draw from observation taking it through to design form. You’ve printed, painted, batiked, learnt about the properties of colours and mixing / the colour wheel, experimented with various art techniques, using many mediums and hopefully become confident enough to experiment and not be afraid to make mistakes.
We would like to thank you for all your hard work, creativity and enthusiasm over the years and hope that you feel that you’ve been given a good basic introduction in art to take on to your next school.
Wherever you are take time and look: appreciate all the wonderful things....Art is all around you!