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Aims and Objectives 

 

Art stimulates creativity and imagination. It provides visual, tactile and sensory experiences and special way of understanding and responding to the world. It enables children to communicate what they see, feel and think through the use of colour, texture, form, pattern and different materials and processes. Children become involved in shaping their environments through Art activities. They learn to make informed judgements and aesthetic and practical decisions. They explore ideas and meanings through the work of artists and designers. Through learning about the roles and functions of art, they can explore the impact it has had on contemporary life and that of different times and cultures. The appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts enriches all our lives. 


The aims of Art are:

 

  • to enable children to record from first-hand experience and from imagination, and to select their own ideas to use in their work; 
  • to develop creativity and imagination through a range of complex activities; 
  • to improve the children’s ability to control materials, tools and techniques; 
  • to increase their critical awareness of the roles and purposes of Art in different times and cultures; 
  • to develop increasing confidence in the use of visual and tactile elements and materials; 
  • to foster an enjoyment and appreciation of the visual arts and a knowledge of artists, architects and designers in history. 
  • to develop an ability to critique from an objective point of view art, be it their own or others 
  • to offer children the opportunity to use their ability to critique when reflecting on their own art
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