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Art and Design at Carrwood Primary School

Art and Design have played an important part in the history of the British society and still contributes to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation. At Carrwood we teach Art through our topics and children have the opportunity to explore the history of Art and Design whilst being exposed to a broad range of artists and their respective pieces of art. Children develop their skills using a range of media and materials in a meaningful and purposeful way. We provide children with opportunities to discuss, challenge and evaluate as well as opportunity to replicate these styles in a safe and encouraging environment. We aim to engage, inspire and challenge our children while providing them with the knowledge and skills they need to experiment, invent and create their own works of art. We want our children to use Art and Design as a stimulus for their own creativity and imagination and to know how to use this to express their individual interests, thoughts and ideas.


At Carrwood we use collaborative work in Art to develop mutual respect for the differing beliefs and opinions of others. Through Art, children develop a respect for the environment, for their own health and safety and that of others. They understand and learn to appreciate the value of similarities and differences between themselves and others while learning to show tolerance. Our Art experiences teach them to appreciate that all people – and their views – are equally important.

Art Ambassadors

Miss Kosar is looking for some Art Ambassadors to represent Art at Carrwood Primary School! Do you enjoy art and enjoy learning about different artists and the techniques they used? Do you enjoy using your imagination to create your own pieces of art? Do you have ideas of how we could improve Art at Carrwood? If so, you could be one of our school Art Ambassadors! You will represent the views of all the other children in school and will work as part of a team to improve art at Carrwood. Keep looking out for details of how to apply!

Celebrating Art on Displays around School




Artist in the Spotlight 

Jackson (Paul) Pollock was an American painter born in 1912 and died in 1956. He was famous for his abstract works of art which used the techniques of pouring or splashing liquid onto a horizontal surface. This type of painting can also be called ‘action painting’ as he used his whole body to paint, often in a dancing type style of movement.

His most famous pieces of art are displayed below.

Which is your favourite?


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