​Culworth CEVA Primary Academy

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What do we want to achieve for our children in art?

Art at Culworth is highly valued. We believe that respecting and celebrating children’s creative endeavours, nurtures their self belief, which builds self esteem and leads to many successes both personal and academic. All children will have their work displayed within the school throughout the year and in recent years we have also been lucky enough to end the year with an amazing exhibition at the local coffee shop gallery space for the benefit of the whole community.
How will we achieve this?
Drawing context from the current topics, our art curriculum is designed to gradually build many skills such as line forming, mark making and colour mixing whilst also building experience of a multitude of techniques and media. All children have a sketchbook in which they practise skills and try out ideas before bringing this learning together in a final piece. Alongside this, children learn about and experience the work and techniques of a wide range of artists so that by “standing on the shoulders of giants” they create their own pieces.

What does art teaching look like and how will it support my child now and in the future?
Our children are encouraged to be creative and experimental in their artistic approaches. At Culworth we are lucky enough to have knowledgeable and highly skilled art specialists, who inspire our pupils to express themselves creatively. Our children are taught specific techniques and skills throughout their art lessons. At the same time, they are encouraged to explore and develop their own ideas; allowing their imaginations to develop their creations. The school boasts an impressive classroom dedicated to our creative endeavours. Art is often taught in this room, where children are surrounded by inspiration. Our art themes are deliberately selected each term, to fit our topic, which is taught throughout the school.

From our Rainforest topic, Luther King Class have made these amazing Amazonian Lizards and Inca Sun Medallions




An example of a term's project.
​Lest we forget: poppies

1. Topic introduction: Exploring poppies in tissue paper.


4. Pencil, pen and felt tip tonal shading and texture practice and acrylic colour mixing practice in poppy colours.


2. Warm up poppy sketches in pencil, pen, felt tip and coloured crayon.


5. Finished acrylic poppy paintings.




6. Linear chalk and black paper poppies to consider background movement and spatial awareness. Preparation for a print design.

​8. Lino print design in pencil.





9. Black and white lino print



10. Colour lino print.


​11. Whole class poppy lino print montage.


12. Working with colour, print extension.


13.  Artist focus - Anselm Kiefer


Exploring Anselm Kiefer in pencil and charcoal sketches.