“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up”
We enrich and develop our children’s specialist skills using the Kapow curriculum which provides the children with the means to experiment, create and invent their own works and to critically and meaningfully reflect on theirs and the work of others. At Bliss, children are taught to improve their mastery of art and design techniques with a range of materials, and about great artists, architects and designers in history.
The scheme is designed with five strands that run throughout. These are:
- Generating ideas
- Using sketchbooks
- Making skills, including formal elements: line, shape, tone, texture, pattern and colour
- Knowledge of artists
- Evaluating and analysing
Units of lessons are sequential, allowing children to build their skills and knowledge, applying them to a range of outcomes.
Key skills are revisited with increasing complexity, building on previous learning and each year group is organised into four core areas:
- Painting and mixed-media
- Sculpture and 3D
- Craft and design
Lessons are scaffolded so that they can be accessed and enjoyed by all pupils.