2017 - 2018
Michelle Bruce, Year 5 Class Teacher , Art Design Lead
Art and Design at Meadlands is colourful, innovative and exciting. It is delivered through a motivating and inspiring curriculum where children are introduced to the work of artists and designers and share their own interpretations.
At Meadlands we create projects to nurture the creative imagination and encourage everyone to experiment, explore and take risks: celebrating children’s abilities to creatively express themselves.
We value the traditional skills of observational drawing and teach children to question what they ‘see’ and explore with their eyes: developing an awareness of scale, pattern, shape, colour and texture. Children enjoy playing with different perspectives and examining unusual views.
Children thoroughly enjoy the imaginative approach to art lessons. They are guided to demonstrate their experimentations; explain their techniques and constructively critic the illusion they have created. As a result of this, there are always lively conversations during art classes where the pupils are given opportunities to interpret what they see and discuss their different opinions and perceptions.
It is with great excitement that we are currently researching into incorporating more technology into the arts at Meadlands. The possibilities are endless and range from using macro-lenses to capture minute detail and abstract images to virtual reality painting and sculpture!
Examples of Work
Subject action Plans
Celebrating Art Week 11-15 June 2018