Art & Design

What makes a good Art and Design student at Sacred Heart

A passion for trying new techniques with a willingness to make mistakes in order to improve.  An ability to investigate and learn from artists in order to replicate and then use techniques and ideas.  An ability to reflect honestly and accurately on own work.

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 & 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