Your child's Art displays their character and interests from their very first mark-making, which is why Art and Design is such an exciting and important subject.

Art and Design at Adderley is taught across the school from Reception through to Year 6. It is taught as part of the Cornerstones Imaginative Learning Projects, so it is cross-curricular and ties into other areas of learning. We believe Art and Design stimulates creativity and imagination whilst giving the child unique opportunities to develop intellectually, emotionally, physically and socially.

The 'Creation Station' is a purpose built room in which children are able to take part in Art and Design activities. We are very proud to offer this exciting Art facility to the children! We also have our very own Art gallery that displays children’s spectacular art work that they have created.

Children who have been identified as talented artists are invited to an after school club, which offers an enriching experience. Throughout the year there will be many opportunities for children to attend educational visits such as visiting art galleries, where they can develop their creativity and feel inspired.

Ways you can support your child at home…

Art is all around you and it is very easy to find art in your environment… be it print art (such as poster and even graffiti), video art (cinema and adverts) or other visual arts (dance and drama)! In Birmingham we are very lucky – we have excellent FREE museums and art galleries which your children will learn lots from: these include Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, IKON Gallery (both in the city centre), MAC Birmingham (in Cannon Hill park), Barber Institute of Fine Arts (along the Bristol Road) and many more! Many free art workshops are also held at these places.

Drawing is a vital part of Art and this is the main focus of Art learning at Adderley. Therefore, children should be encouraged to draw and create as much as possible – why not join in and have fun learning and creating together!


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