Gilbert Inglefield Academy


Head of Art & Design Technology: Mrs. S. Cromack
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Gilbert Inglefield Academy has a fully equipped specialist Art room. Children are taught the techniques and skills of drawing, painting, printing, clay and a variety of other two and three-dimensional techniques. Pupils are encouraged from the start of Year 5 to take pride in their working environment and work both individually and collaboratively.

In Years 5 and 6 we provide a broad Art course which serves as a foundation for the projects studied in Years 7 and 8. The course includes observational drawing, painting, collage, clay, model-making and general practice in the Art Room. Pupils study a range of artists and explore many ways of working.

In Years 7 and 8 the children consolidate and build upon what they have learned in Years 5 and 6. They develop techniques and skills in drawing, painting and printing. Three-dimensional work is also undertaken in clay, papier mâché and recycled materials. Children are encouraged to experiment with the basic principles and properties of each medium as well as exploring the art made in different cultures and eras.

Art curriculum overview