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.

Here at Adderley Art & Design is taught across the school from Reception right up to year 6. We implement the teaching of Art & Design through the Cornerstones Imaginative Learning Projects so that it is cross-curricular and ties into other areas of learning. Our intent for Art & Design is to stimulate creativity and imagination whilst providing the children with unique opportunities to develop intellectually, emotionally, physically and socially.

We are lucky enough to have a purpose built room in school called the ‘Creation Station’. Children visit with the intent of partaking in exciting Art & Design activities using a wide range of materials and resources. Understandably we are very proud to be able to offer this fantastic resource to our children! The children get to display their art around the school on displays and in classrooms as well as their very own Art Gallery; which showcases some of their spectacular art work.

If your child has a passion for Art & Design we implement an after school art club which is available for all children to apply for (via Parent Mail) no matter their ability. Our intent is to provide the children with plenty of opportunities to feel inspired and build on their creative interests. Additionally we implement a range of educational visits to take the learning outside of the school gates and into the wider world of Art & Design.

Ways you can support your child at home…

If you take a closer look you will find art all around you…be it in print art (such as posters and even graffiti), video art (cinema and adverts) or other visual arts (such as drama and dance)! Birmingham is fantastic for the arts and we are very lucky in that a lot of places are totally free to visit! Why don’t you get the whole family involved and visit some of these iconic places: 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! There are also lots of free art workshops held in these places.

Drawing is a vital part of Art and a very important skill for your child to develop, it is the main focus of most art lessons here at Adderley. Try to encourage the growth of your child’s drawing skills as much as possible – why not get the whole family involved and have fun learning and creating together!