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Art & Design

Mrs Y Rothwell

Art & Design Subject Lead

“Art is not just a subject you can learn but an activity you can practise with your hands, eyes, your whole personality.” - Quentin Blake


At St Johns we believe all children have the right to artistic freedom, that children have the right to express themselves creatively and communicate through art what they see, think, and feel. Through allowing the children the freedom to be creative, inventive, and imaginative we inspire and challenge pupils equipping them with skills and knowledge to experiment invent and create their own works of art, craft, and design. 

Our Art and design curriculum provides valuable educational as well as social and cultural experiences for children of all ages from our youngest Nursery children to our oldest year 6 pupils. It provides visual, tactile, and sensory experiences as a way of understanding and responding to the world around us.  We provide children with the opportunities to study artists from different eras, cultures and gender using their work as inspiration for their own individual pieces using different media.