Welcome to the Art and Design page!
Below you will find the national curriculum for Art and Design which we follow as well as examples of work the children have produced through exciting learning experiences.
"Art is not just a subject to learn, but an activity that you can practise with your hands, your eyes, your whole personality." Quentin Blake
Mrs Down is the subject leader for Art and Design and would be happy to answer any questions you might have. If you have any art resources you no longer need at home we are always very grateful for donations. Similarly if you are able to support the teaching of our art curriculum and would like to volunteer your time, please make contact with me through the office.
Our long term plan for Art and Design can be downloaded and viewed below. This is a summary of the activities we plan and teach each year but you will notice on our page that we embellish the curriculum even further with one-off art opportunities as they are offered to us (for example our recent work with local artist James Aldridge and our engagement with the ArtRoom.)
Also found below is an overview of the skills taught in each year and the vision statement for Art and Design at Andover C of E.
Have a look at the exciting things happening in Art and Design:
April 2021: Children at Andover C of E took part in the "#GoDrawAndover" Challenge hosted by The Art Room. It was brilliant to see children, parents and staff all having a go at the challenge to complete a drawing a day on a different theme during each day of April. Well done to everyone who took part!
February 2021: Children in Years 2 and 5 have been showing off their cherry blossom tree art over Seesaw - our online learning platform. Well done everyone!
December 2020: Congratulations to Guilherme in Year 4 who won our Christmas star competition. Our tree is now on display at the front of the school and we are so impressed with the children's work.
December 2020: We have received some fabulous, creative entries into our Christmas star competition. Thank you for your support and efforts when submitting your wonderful stars. Very shortly a winner will be announced and our final tree will be displayed in the front grounds of the school!
November 2020: Below is a youtube video which takes us on a virtual tour of the Chapel Arts Studio where our Ash Tree Stream art project (created in partnership with local artist James Aldridge and Andover Trees United) was exhibited. In the video you may see some familiar faces as well as the art we experienced and created.
June 2020 - In school some of our Year 6 children have been learning how to use different dyes on textiles. They have created some very colourful t-shirts and socks!
May 2020 - During the school closures our children have continued to engage in art activities and competitions. Our latest competition was won by Austin in Year R for his fantastic tractor creation. Well done!
March 2020 - On the last day of school before lockdown our community came together to create a fantastic rainbow display for our school gates. A big thank you to all of the staff who organised this and spent time creating the finished piece.
December 2019 - Birch Class have been joined by local artist James Aldridge to take part in the Ash Tree Stream project which is an Arts Council and Lottery funded project. We will be working in close partnership with Chapel Arts Studio and Andover Trees United.
You can find out more about the project by following the Ash Tree Stream blog.
November 2019 - During their trip to Marwell Zoo, Year 3 took some time to pause by the penguin enclosure and use their sketching skills to capture some live penguins!
November 2018 - We participated in a project run by the Hampshire Art team which was displayed at Winchester cathedral. Our theme for this display was "Hope, Peace and Remembrance."
November 2018 - Andover Primary's School Poppy Display!
July 2018 - A local artist came into school to show us his sculptures. He used a chainsaw and large pieces of wood to create different animals and models. The whole school joined him on the field to watch him work.
February 2017 - Whole School Self-Portraits
We used seven different medias to create a whole school portrait display: drawing, painting, printing, sculpture, textiles, ICT and collage. See if you can spot yours!