At Pytchley school, we want our children to enjoy being creative and to produce work they can be proud of. To achieve this, the children are taught a set of skills in drawing, painting, printmaking and clay. Beginning in Reception and continuing through to Year 6, children are taught to use a variety of pencil marks to show texture, light and shade. In addition, Key Stage 2 children are taught to use perspective and proportion. From Reception through to Year 6 children are taught skills in painting, such as mixing their own paints, learning to mix a range of colours, and using a variety of brush strokes and shades to create texture and depth.
Themes in Art may be based on the class topic, on seasonal themes or on the work of famous artists.
The children also experience a range of craft activities in their topic work, such as textiles, mask making, collage, batik, papier-mâché and weaving.