Welcome to Art & Design at Albourne CEP

Art & Design at Albourne CEP
Here at Albourne CEP we celebrate a culture of creativity!  We boast a staff team who have a diverse range of expertise in areas such as graphic design, illustration, fine art, music, dance and drama. We have collaborated to develop a broad and ambitious Art & Design curriculum for our young learners. In addition, we seek opportunities to work with artists and designers to enrich the subject knowledge of staff and pupils.
Art & Design is taught discretely through the year groups which allows for progression and enables pupils to revise, build-upon and extend key skills and knowledge taught in previous years. Our staff always find exciting ways of weaving Art & Design into other curriculum areas, where appropriate, making links with topics. By the time our pupils reach year 6, they will have explored and gleaned skills across a range of disciplines including: drawing, painting, 3D modelling, printing and crafting.
Sketchbooks are used for research of artists and their work; experimentation of design ideas; exploration of techniques and they are annotated with evaluations of their own work. As children transition through the school years, their sketchbooks journey with them, becoming precious working documents that the pupils love to flick back through and reflect on what has been recorded within.
Our children have commented on how they value Art & Design as one of the many highlights of their school week, as they love having opportunity for self-expression and creativity; they say they find art therapeutic and many enjoy the freedom of being allowed to get messy! We are an inclusive school and we know that many children who find some other curriculum subjects challenging, feel that they are able to excel in Art & Design and it gives them that sense of success which is vital for their personal well-being. 
OFSTED 2016: 'Good-quality displays illustrate the richness of the learning opportunities offered. Pupils talk particularly enthusiastically about the 3D models they made, based on the sculptures of Henry Moore.'
Albourne CEP Arts Council Reps
The Albourne Arts Council Representatives met for the first time today with Mrs Pooley who is the Art & Design Subject lead. As a whole school community, we have ambitions to achieve The Artsmark Award (Artsmark being the only creative quality standard for schools and education settings, accredited by Arts Council England). The newly appointed reps. will play a vital role in representing pupil voice in the realm of the arts across the school. The 'arts' include music, drama, dance art and design.
We will keep you updated here as to our progress - watch this space!