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Art Expectations

Key stage 1

Pupils should be taught:

  • to use a range of materials creatively to design and make products
  • to use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination
  • to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
  • about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work.

Key stage 2

Pupils should be taught to develop their techniques, including their control and their use of materials, with creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design.

Pupils should be taught:

  • to create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas
  • to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay]
  • about great artists, architects and designers in history.

Art at The Park


Art at the Park School is fun. It is all about paint, pencils, crayons, clay, collage and much much more. Once you have learnt the basic skills and techniques you can create Masterpieces of your own.

Artists you may want to learn more about:

David Hockney


David Hockney has used the Brushes app on the i-Pad to paint some amazing pictures.


Roy Lichtenstein


Roy Lichtenstein was an American pop artist during the 1960s. He became a leading figure in the new art movement; his work favoured the comic strip as his main inspiration.


Andy Warhol


Andy Warhol was an American artist who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture and advertisement that flourished by the 1960s.



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