ART at Pendle Primary School
Subject Leader Karen Wardle
At Pendle school we aim to introduce children to a variety of artistic experiences, encourage them to produce their own creations and explore the work of artists past and present.
Art is taught as a series of weekly lessons which often link to the main topic. Every child will experience the equivalent of three half terms of Art lessons each year ( the remaining three being Design and technology) and during this time will cover drawing and painting skills and sculpture or textiles.
We aim to inspire the children by selecting interesting ways to teach a particular art skill and to include a range of artists from Turner to Banksy to Georgia O`Keefe!
Wherever possible we use local artists, like Clare Bigger, to support our learning and visit local galleries , exhibitions and sculpture parks. We have also invited parents to exhibitions of our art work and held a Year 5 and 6 Sculpture exhibition in the school hall.
We are currently using our newly acquired I-pads to explore the Digital Art World and a group of talented artists recently visited The Apple store in Manchester to explore the Sketch Book painting app.
We display as much of our art work as we can and also share work on our class art pages on the school website.