Our aim at the Sir James Henderson School is to develop and encourage children's natural
creativity so that they can become confident and enthusiastic artists.
This is achieved by:
Artwork produced by the children of Lower School is currently placed on
display in classrooms and corridors, making it available for all to see and enjoy.
- Offering children the opportunity to work with a variety media.
- Teaching the techniques necessary to achieve the best results.
- Looking at, and learning about, the work of well-known artists.
- Enabling children to respond to, and evaluate, the work of established artists - and their own work.
- Encouraging children to express their ideas and feelings in a visual form.
- Teaching the visual and tactile elements of Art and Design e.g. line, shape, form, tone, pattern, texture and colour.
- Developing their ability to use a sketchbook as a 'notebook' for their ideas and observations.
- Introducing the vocabulary necessary to enable children to communicate their ideas effectively.
Art projects may be taught as a separate unit as well as in a cross curricular form, for
example, through History (Egyptian Art, the Romans, the Vikings), Geography (African Art,
Indian Art) and English (for Book Week each class produced a book cover for the classroom
doors as an entrance into an imaginary world.)