Harris Academies
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Art & Design


At Harris Primary Academy Philip Lane, we have very high expectations of what children can achieve in art and design. We are committed to stimulating children's imagination and creativity, whilst also developing skills, knowledge and self-esteem. We follow the national curriculum for art and design and our aim is to ensure that all pupils produce creative work; exploring their ideas and recording their experiences, whilst becoming proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques.


We understand that everyone  has a different artistic flair and we encourage individuality.  We also encourage children to evaluate and analyse creative works made by themselves and others using the language of art, craft and design.


During each of our units of work the children learn about  the great artists, craft makers and designers - both past and present. They look at the work of others and take inspiration from them  to inform  their own work.


Our ultimate aim is to inspire expressive, independent individuals who journey forwards, making their mark on the world as confidently as they do on paper with a paintbrush, pen or pencil.


Siobhan Grehan