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Art & Design

Welcome to our Art and Design page!
 
At Walker we aim to develop children's knowledge and understanding of various artists, art styles and provide opportunities for using a wide range of media. Children are also able to develop their different techniques and styles through a variety of topics. Our National Curriculum for Art and Design will give children '...the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design'.

We are very proud to have had the opportunity to participate in the Turner Prize-winning artist and Oscar-winning filmmaker, Steve McQueen's latest project - Year 3.

Earlier this month he unveiled one of his most ambitious contemporary art projects to date at Tate Britain Art Gallery in Pimlico.

This vast new work of art is one of the most ambitious visual portraits of citizenship ever undertaken, in one of the world’s largest and most diverse cities.There are 76,146 pupils from 1,504 schools forming a portrait of London - the class photos, taken last summer are now on display in the gallery.

It is free to visit so why not go along and search for Walker! Our Year 4 classes will be going on a trip to see themselves soon!

 

Art and Design School Policy

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Each half term, children throughout Walker will be finding out about a famous artist, sculptor, designer or architect. It is important that we know and understand how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and also how it can contribute to the culture and creativity of our school.

 

Examples of Art and Design topics taught and learned throughout Walker School:

Year 3 are studying Henry Moore’s sculptures and have designed their own by sketching ideas down first. They will then go onto experimenting with materials such as foil and clay. They started off with newspaper, then paper and loved scrunching, twisting, folding and creating strong stable structures. Have a look at what they did! 

In the Autumn Term, children in Year 5 research, design and then create their own Viking myth-inspired tapestry.

In the Summer Term, Year 5 design and create their own South American-inspired face masks.

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