Art & Design

The school believes that art is a vital part of the education of all children.








Generating Ideas


Formal Elements


Knowledge of Artists



Formal Elements of Art – shape and tone

Formal Elements of Art – texture & pattern

Formal Elements of Art – architecture

Still Life – Memory Box

Art & Design Skills –   Craft & Design – puppets Painting – tints & shades Drawing – My Toy Story Learning about:            Roy Lichtenstein –      pop artist

Art & Design Skills – Learning about:  The Role of an Art Curator Design – Optical Illusions Willow Pattern

Craft – Soap Sculptures    Drawing – Still Life  Painting – Banksy

Art & Design Skills – Collage - Packaging Drawing – Picture the Poet/Walk the Line  Design – Little Inventors

Learning about:            How Artists Work


Art & Design Skills – Painting – impressionism Drawing – Zentangle patterns                       Craft - Zentangle printing Design – Making a Hat

Learning about:            The work of                Edvard Munch

Prehistoric Art

Every Picture Tells a Story – Analysing famous artists’ works

Every Picture Tells a Story – Analysing famous artists’ works -        Claude Monet

Make My Voice Heard – sculpture, drawing and painting and the messages they carry

Craft - materials

Sculpture – making 3D forms from found and recycled materials

Design for Purpose – designing a coat of arms, a hospital room & creating new products

Photography – photography, photomontage and drawing


At Deansbrook Junior School, we value Art and Design as an important part of the children’s entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum. Art and Design provides the children with the opportunities to develop and extend skills and an opportunity to express their individual interests, thought and ideas.


Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design.  As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design.  They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.