Art and Design

What does Art look like at  Archbishop Hutton’s?

Our highly creative Art curriculum enables the children to explore their ideas alongside and develop the procedural knowledge to become a more accomplished artist. When possible, the art work is linked to that term's theme, however some stand alone projects focus on particular artists or the development of technique. Art techniques include painting, drawing, sculpture and textiles. Children are encouraged to express their individuality and employ these techniques through their artwork.

Where possible, learning will be supported and enriched by visits to galleries and first hand experiences. Progression of knowledge, techniques and understanding is carefully planned, reviewed and adapted yearly to ensure that children’s learning builds effectively over time.


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What is our vision for Art at  Archbishop Hutton’s?

The study of Art at our school stimulates an interest in the work of artists, cultures and artistic styles. Children use this knowledge to influence their own work, making artistic choices to create their own masterpieces.

Art enable the children to communicate what they see, feel and think. Children should experiment with their ideas, their use of colour, texture, form, pattern and different  materials and processes. Self evaluation of work is encouraged and children are taught how to be resilient to achieve their goals. Art engages, inspires and challenges pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create. Children will know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.

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Our Art & Design curriculum is planned within our two year curriculum. Please see our overview of the focus, visual elements and artists.

Our Art & Design Gallery:

Class 4 have been learning all about the War Artist 'Edward Ardizzone'. Our focus throughout our sessions was drawing and painting. We looked at the visual element of colour and line. In our first session, we created our own Edward Ardizzone fact posters, then we practised a range of sketching techniques using different sketching pencils. After that, we used water colours to develop our knowledge of colour and tone. We then posed as a group to recreate one of Ardizzone's famous paintings and sketched around the picture. Finally, we put all of our skills and knowledge to the test and created our own War pictures in the style of Edward Ardizzone. Have a look at our amazing creations: 






Class Three have been learning all about drawing, paint, line and colour. Our artist focus was Claude Monet. We took our own photographs of the local church and used a viewfinder to look at the features and add detail to our drawing. We looked at shading and pattern and then created our version of the church in the style of Monet. 


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Class One have been learning all about drawing, line and Picasso. First, we looked at drawing our eyes. We looked at the different parts of the eye and used a mirror to help us draw them. We looked at our eye lashes and how they are longer on the top and shorter on the bottom. We then looked at Picasso's portraits and had a go at drawing our own. 


Class Two have been learning about drawing, line and shading. We looked at drawing houses and the lines that we could see. We experimented with different pencils to see what effects we could create. We used a viewfinder to look at detail more closely and had a go at drawing parts of a house. We looked at patterns and shape. 


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