Art and Design
At Hogarth it is our intent to teach, and support, learners to confidently engage in the visual arts. This through specific teaching and application across our creative curriculum. The aim is that all children will, over time, develop the skills and knowledge to engage in the creation ever more sophisticated finished pieces of art.
The quality of the children’s work will be underpinned by a critical understanding the creative narratives of contemporary and historic artists.
The acquisition of an increasingly growing skills and knowledge set is based on instructional thinking. This suggests that practise makes perfect and that control and creativity come from having a repertoire of skills that can be used and applied freely to any task.
The process of learning can be described using the following model of teacher in-put.
Phase 1 - GAINING ACCURACY :
Learning something totally new and being able to closely copy someone else doing it. The teacher models the new learning closely monitors the learner’s as they practise.
Phase 2 - GAINING FLUENCY:
Getting quicker at the new skill and remembering how to do it without close assistance. The teacher coaches the learners.
Phase 3 - BEING ABLE TO GENERALISE:
Being able to apply the new skill and mix it up with previously gained skills or knowledge, understanding how the new ideas relate with the old, and work together. The teacher is vigilant and only offers specific support when needed. The teacher regularly reminds the children of the expected standard.
Phase 4 - BEING ABLE TO USE AND APPLY NEW LEARNING:
Being able to use skills unaided in a diversity of ways, in a variety of
creative and problem solving situations
Over time the skills become habituated and then the learner can become creative in their own right, because with experience the brain sees an ever changing range of connections and possibilities.
The curriculum lead for Art and Design is Mr. Rushden. If you have any queries regarding this area of the curriculum, please feel free to contact him by email: