Art, Design and Technology

Art, Design and Technology stimulate imagination and creativity. At St Joseph’s we aim to provide visual, tactile and sensory experiences through Art and Design Technology. All year groups have the opportunity to design, make and evaluate a range of products using a variety of methods and materials. Similarly, in Art the children will learn and develop skills to produce finished products in painting, drawing, fabrics and modelling. Where possible, Design Technology and Art lessons will be linked to their current Topic.

These subjects contribute to our learning and faith community by nurturing a creative imagination and encouraging pupils to share in God’s work of creation. They also allow pupils to develop their appreciation and understanding of the world around us.

The National Curriculum for art and design aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • Produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences
  • Become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques
  • Evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design
  • Know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms

We aim to creatively inspire our children, as Vincent Van Gogh said, “If you hear a voice within you say, ‘You cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced”