Art and Design

Subject Leader: Miss Perry

Art and Design Key Knowledge and Skills Progression

Our Arand Design Intent

We recognise that Art and Design stimulates creativity and imagination. It provides visual, tactile and sensory experiences and a special way of understanding and responding to the world. It enables children of all abilities to communicate what they see, feel and think through the use of colour, texture, form, pattern and different materials and processes. 

We encourage children to explore ideas and meanings through the work of a range of artists and designers. Through learning about the roles and functions of art, they can explore the impact it has had on contemporary life and that of different times and cultures. The appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts enriches all our lives.


You can find our Art and Design Policy below:

Here are our Key Vocabulary Progression Pyramids for Art and Design

"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up". 

Pablo Picasso

Tie Dye Material

This half term children in KS1 have been learning about the artist Hugo Pineda who started Tie dying as a teenager in the late 60's. Hugo Pineda was also a former footballer and was born in Mexico.


The children used different Tie dying techniques (folding, twisting, pleating and crumpling) to explore different patterns. The dye was made from boiling different fruits and vegetables.



Pupil Voice 

"I like to draw" - Reception child

"I enjoyed dipping into Dyes, it was fun" - Year 1 child

"My favourite lesson was scrunching my material into different shapes and tying elastic bands around to make a tie dye pattern" - Year 2 child

"I didn't think that the tie dye would work but it really did. I did a spiral pattern and used red cabbage dye to dip into." - Year 2 child