Purpose of study

Art and design embody the highest form of human creativity. Art and design teaching should instil in pupils an appreciation of beauty and an awareness of how creativity depends on technical mastery. They should learn to draw, paint and sculpt as well as design and create aesthetically pleasing objects in two and three dimensions. Pupils should learn about the achievements of great artists and designers.

The National Curriculum for art and design aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences
  • become proficient in using drawing, painting, sculpture and other creative expressions
  • evaluate and analyse artistic works using the language of art, craft and design
  • know about the great artists, craftsmen and designers, and understand the historical development of their art forms.

Art & Design