Key Stage 3 Art Curriculum Intent

In the early years within the Holmesdale Art department, students will be given the opportunity to build confidence whilst learning the basic progression of skills any creative person needs. Beginning with basic knowledge of formal elements students a will be challenged to look for cultural influences and set out to mimic and translate what previous practitioners have achieved. Under pinning this will be a theory that allows students to articulate themselves and their intentions without fear of confrontation and critiques as the learning atmosphere of every voice and opinion matters is promoted. Working through materials and techniques learners will develop a sound knowledge of what works for them and areas they can develop. Promotion of repetition and reinforcement will remove fear as challenge becomes ever more increasing. Promotion of failure, as long as we act to learn from it, will be at the heart of the learning.

Key Stage 3 – Art Overview