Art & Design Vision Statement
Art and Design Vision Statement
Every child is an artist – some just don’t realise it. Our aim is to remove the inhibitions and fear that builds up as children grow and keep them in tune with the creativity they are born with. We get every child to experiment, create, fail, succeed and get their hands dirty. Above all we enable them to express themselves while they experience the joy of working together, and the beauty of colour, form, light and materials.
We aim for our children to learn that achievement is a result of effort, and through making the children understand that they perhaps ‘can’t do it - YET’, we build self-esteem, resilience, and an understanding that curiosity, imagination, and questioning can be really enjoyable at the same time as thought-provoking and relaxing.
Design affects every aspect of our lives and we give our children awareness of how design impacts the world. Art and design teaches children about the work of artists, craftspeople, designers, and architects from around the world. Children learn the vocabulary of art and design, and they experience a broad range of disciplines. They learn to appreciate the creativity of others by fostering a sense of equality and celebrating effort. At Crawford Village, we constantly highlight the links to all other subjects, for example history, religion, science and mathematics. We learn how other cultures have inspired great artists, and have influenced all areas of design from fashion to architecture.