Teaching children to think creatively is important in many areas of learning and the Art and Design curriculum at Ridgeway is aimed at helping children express their creativity using a variety of different tools and techniques. As well as creating our own pieces of art, we will look at artists, designers and architects and explore the cultural and historical impact that they, and their art, has had on the world. Central to everything our Art and Design curriculum stands for is our children and it is their love of art and creativity that is our main focus. We are very lucky to be relaunching or School Art Council this year and are sure that the children will have many great ideas to help drive art forward. We are also working towards renewing our Artsmark Award so watch this space.
Our artists and architects have been chosen as they enable our children to learn about different artists and architects who used different media and tools and who also had historical and cultural impact.