Art at Brierley Forest Primary and Nursery School
It was not long ago that arts education in schools was thought to be a luxury, and arts classes were cut from the curriculum to make room for more time to prepare for standardized tests. Currently, there is more and more information available that shows how crucial arts integration is to creating well-rounded, well-prepared learners and leaders. Here at Brierley, the arts are an essential part of our curriculum and we have recently made the move to teach it as a discreet subject and put more emphasis on the skills involved in the subject. When walking through the school we are lucky enough to have the walls adorned with beautiful pieces of art from the children.
In the Voyagers particularly, we love art and creating things. I, myself, am a passionate artist and love to see the children's talents grow across the year. Scroll down to see the art we have created this year so far and the knowledge and skills we will learn in the form of our knowledge organisers.
In Spring 2 we are going to be looking at developing our knowledge and skills around texture and pattern. We will look at a variety of artists to inspire us, including Van Gogh, but will focus on surrealist artist Salvador Dali. We will aim to create our own surrealist pieces by studying his work. We will then add what we have learnt about texture to our pieces.
Unbelievable work coming soon!
In Year 5 we are looking at the artist Georgia O'Keefe. Using her work as inspiration, we are going to create a final piece using oil pastels!