We Are Artists
At Stoke Lodge we believe that art is a vital part of our learners’ education and has a significant and valuable role in the taught curriculum. Art education ensures that all learners have the opportunity to explore shape and form, colour and beauty. Art education fosters creative and bright young people who will develop an awareness and appreciation of the aesthetic beauty around us. Learners who will be innovative and creative thinkers who will be problem-solvers, whilst allowing them to use art to develop a sense of belonging and a sense of understanding our global society. Art at Stoke Lodge aims to develop critical-thinking skills, creative confidence, hands-on skills, visual literacy, self-esteem, and an appreciation of other cultures.
Our Key Learning Intentions
Our art curriculum will develop learners’ critical abilities and understanding of their own and others’ cultural heritages through studying a diverse range of male and female artists.
Learners will develop their understanding of the visual language of art and through our carefully considered sequences of lessons and experiences they will start to understand the visual elements of art and design (line, tone, texture, colour, pattern, shape, 3D form). Learners will be supported by a curriculum which will enable children to grow and become proficient in the accumulation of skills. They will have the vocabulary to be able to discuss and appreciate the study of significant art pieces and will learn about the history of art and its significance in our global society.
Click here for our Stoke Lodge Curriculum Map for Art.
Artist of the Term
In addition to our Curriculum Unleashed challenges and Olympus Pledge, as part of our cultivated curriculum we celebrate an Artist of the Term linked to our Core Values and Gem Powers of the term. By exposing our pupils to a range of artistic movements and styles, we hope to inspire our pupils so that they leave our school being able to talk about inspirational artists and their work.