Art and Design
What does Art look like at Blaby Stokes?
At Blaby Stokes, children are provided with a breadth of art; developing skills in drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, textiles, collage and digital media. We research a range of famous artists, architects and crafts people. We believe that it is vitally important to develop children’s creativity, imagination and improve their self-esteem. We thrive on celebrating their imaginative flare by sharing their work with the wider community.
Why is art important?
Art has no borders! It allows you to communicate all over the world. Through art, children have an excellent opportunity to communicate their inner thoughts and feelings through a range of media. It is a known fact that art is a therapeutic experience for many - enabling children to express themselves as well as promoting physical co-ordination and wellbeing. It allows children to participate and express themselves in a safe and engaging environment.
Which artists do we learn about and which skills do we develop?
At Blaby Stokes, as the children progress through school, they have many opportunities to deepen their understanding of a range artists, both iconic and traditional to contemporary. They are provided with a wealth of artistic skills and share that with a range of audiences. For example, children can display and share their work through our annual Stokes Art Exhibition, through creating Christmas Crafts, parents crafts afternoons and evaluating peer’s artwork displayed throughout our school.