We love working with a range of artist materials such as paint, oil pastels, clay and printing inks! Our teachers plan engaging art experiences which often involve trips to art galleries or inviting local artists into school to work with the children. We see art as a way for learners to share their imaginations, broaden their understanding of the world and how we look at it, and as a means to express themselves.
After-school Art clubs are always highly attended, with some fantastic outcomes! We have worked with artists from Z-Arts and The Whitworth Art Gallery. We have had year groups taking part in workshops or projects led by The Whitworth for numerous years now, and our most recent project with them sees our Year 5 pupils creating gallery resources for other visitors to the gallery! Their ideas and plans will come to life with the help of graphic designers and creative experts to actually turn their ideas into a tangible learning resource for children!
When trips to art galleries are planned they include hands-on workshops for the children to work alongside working artists and specialists from printmakers to sculptors! Some trips have featured exploring huge sculptures in the great outdoors at The Yorkshire Sculpture Park!
Teachers have attended ‘Studio Nights’ at The Whitworth Art Gallery as a means to build on their own art skills and apply them in their classrooms. We hope to attend lots more in the future and love feeling part of The Whitworth’s learning community.
School has hosted art events such as ‘Christmas Crafts’ for families and St Kentigern’s Art Gallery displaying children’s artwork throughout school!
We explore a wide range of artists to inspire our own art outcomes: local, British, BAME and international.