ART at Pendle Primary School
Subject Leader Karen Wardle
At Pendle School we aim to give children a wide variety of creative experiences.
Art is taught as a series of weekly lessons which often link to the main cross-curricular topic. Every child will experience the equivalent of three half terms of Art lessons each year ( the remaining three half terms studying 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 including 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 Sculpture exhibitions in the school hall.
Children can attend Creative club-recent projects have been classroom chairs decorated with oil paints which were displayed in local shops to create a `chair Hunt`. Recently children have used I-pads to create T-shirt designs and a fashion show showcased the T-shirts to parents.
We are currently using 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 to celebrate the children's creativity and also share work on our class art pages on the school website.