Art & Design

What makes a good Art and Design student at Sacred Heart

A passion for creating with a variety of mistakes. The ability to make mistakes and do our best, knowing it’s okay to make changes. The resilience to explore and utilise different mediums and techniques in a range of ways. The ability to be reflective about our art honestly.

About Our Vision for Art & Design

All children will be taught to develop their techniques, including control and use of materials, with creativity, experimentation and an increased awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design. That they will use a wide range of materials creatively to design and make a multitude of products and use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination.

Children will develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space and also learn about at range of great artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and make links to their own work.

We strive to teach art and design that will excite, enthuse and grow our children creatively with passion.

In September 2018 we developed a new and dynamic art and design curriculum that develops skills and knowledge alongside other areas of the curriculum as well improving the children’s knowledge and understanding of artists.

Art and Design Curriculum Map 2020-2021

Art and Design Progression Map 2020-2021


Pupil Voice

Do you think your teacher enjoys are and design? How can you tell?
“yes because it can be fun for her too and she smiles.” – Betsy
Is there anything you would like to try but haven’t yet?
“We haven’t built anything that’s really big, that’s something I want to do, like a robot owl. In fact I think that’s a really good idea!” – Oaken
Do you get enough time to finish your art work?
“yes I remember with Paul Klee I got enough time but I missed a bit of detail.” – Layla
What do you like about art and design?
” The painting and the making”
Do you think your teacher likes art and design? How Can you tell?
” No because she doesn’t get to do it”

Art & Design Resources

Here you can find some resources related to the Art & Design subject.


National Curriculum information:

   Primary National Curriculum (Art & Design)


Useful Art & Design Links:

Examples of art from different countries and cultures:

   Art of Many Lands

Games and activities from the UK’s museums and art galleries:

   Show Me

Learn to draw for children aged 7 years and over:

   Drawing Together

Explore and read about paintings and their history:

   Inside Art