Art @ Spire
" Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once they grow up. " - Pablo Picasso
Art, crafting and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity and at Spire Junior School, we allow our pupils to fully explore their creativity without limit. Our pupils are able to develop their art skills, starting with basic skills in Year 3 and moving to more complex techniques in Year 6.
We have a wide array of materials available to use, kept in our craftroom that can be used for an assortment of art activities, which fall into 6 elements:
- Sculpture - including clay
- Drawing and Painting
- Digital Media
Every child is issued with their own sketchbook which is used for a range of reasons. The pupils can use their sketchbooks to practise their ideas and techniques and to improve their mastery of different materials. The books are also used as a record of artist and designers where they learn about their techniques, the vocabulary associated with that artist and the materials each artist favoured during their career. Furthermore, the children are taught to evaluate and critique the work of artists and those skills are transferred so the children can critique their own work and explain how it can be improved.
Art is a very important link to our community, and we pride ourselves on inviting that community into our school to share our children's' passions, creations and achievements. We build that relationship through our yearly community days, chirstmas craft afternoons, our summer art parade and end of topic presentations.
All of this gives the children an understanding of how art and design both reflects and shapes our history whilst nurturing innovation and inspiration.