Purpose and Aims
At NET Academies, our art curriculum, seeks to combine the acquisition of progressive key practical skills alongside the development and understanding of critical creative thinking, and a contextual element of significant and inspirational Artworks, Artists, Movements and Genres.
Each project undertaken will have opportunities for independent creative thinking, critical problem solving and cross curricular links. Our young artists will learn the importance and application of the foundation elements and principles of the arts and craft:
They will experiment with and develop mastery in the key processes of art; Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking, 3d Design and Textiles.
Pupils will experiment with an extensive range of both traditional and innovative/alternative materials to produce personal creative responses to a range of stimuli. They will enjoy both collaborative and independent success and will participate in community-based projects that have a wider impact than their immediate locality. Skills and experience gained in the educational setting will inspire independent exploration and development outside of the classroom. Pupils will develop the skills to apply creativity in many cross curricular contexts and settings.
By the end of Key Stage 2 NET pupils will have undertaken a significant range of creative experiences and will have the practical skills and creative confidence to embark on the next stage of their creative journey.