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"Every child is an artist"

Pablo Picasso


‘Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design.’

National Curriculum Art (2014)


At St. Edward’s we encourage our children to develop their creativity and imagination as they experiment with a range of different materials in their art lessons. Our pupils have the opportunity to sketch, draw and make to develop their skills of precision and manipulating materials for effect.


Through our curriculum we hope to give children a variety of exciting opportunities to express themselves through the medium of art and design. We teach children to be creative, challenge themselves and develop a passion for and understanding of art and design. We aim for the children to understand how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation. As Pablo Picasso once said, “every child is an artist.” This is something we believe and nurture at St. Edward’s.


The curriculum for art and design aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences
  • become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques
  • evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design
  • know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.


Key Stage 1

Pupils are taught:

  • to use a range of materials creatively to design and make products
  • to use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination
  • to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
  • about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work.


Key Stage 2

Pupils are taught:

  • to develop their techniques, including their control and their use of materials, with creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design.
  • to create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas
  • to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials )for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay)
  • about great artists, architects and designers in history.



 Art 2021-2022 

Take a look and see what we will be studying in Art this year.

Art 21-22 statement of Intent

Art 2020-2021

Art Gallery Week

The children were busy in the last few weeks of term learning about different artists and creating their own work in the same style. Artists that the children learnt about included: Banksy, Andy Warhole, DaVinci Mondrian, Picasso, Quentin Blake, and Matisse.

The children practiced the techniques used by the different artist and then created their own masterpieces which have been added to an online art gallery. They are available for parents and family members to buy, helping us to raise money for more art supplies to use in school. Below is the link if you would like to view the online gallery.

Visiting Artist Aideen Scott

This week the children were able to get to work with a visiting artist. The children worked together to make a wonderful display show casing our 'Amazing Forest School'. They all really enjoyed it and learnt some new skills too. Take a look below at the work they produced.I think you'll agree the finished display looks amazing.


" Last week I was picked to do some artwork with a visiting artist. We worked on Mirror Art. I found a trick where one of my eyes looks at the mirror and one looks on the other page. This enabled me to have a vision of where I should draw a line. We also used leaf stamps to paint leaves using different colours. I learnt how to create different colours. For example: yellow and red is orange. I enjoyed both activities a lot and it is probably one of my favourite art lessons ever"- Tian


" Last week we were chose to work with an art teacher. We were doing it for the forest display. The art teacher helped us with the art and I learnt lots."- Noah

Royal Mail Stamp Competition 2021

We had some amazing entries for the competition this year. Fingers crossed one of our will be chosen as one of the winning designs. Take a look below and see if you can see your design.

Easter Art competition

Are you in Years 3- 6?

Would you like to take part in our Easter Art competition?

The Knights of Saint Columba have invited us to take part in a competition to draw a picture of the true meaning of Easter- Cash prizes available for the winners!!

If you are interested, please read the flyer below and or ask your teacher for more information. 

Good Luck !

'Good to be Me' art week

Linked to our PSHE work, all the children in the school have been thinking about why it is 'good to be me'. They have been looking closely at themselves and what makes them special and unique. Each year group then studied a different style or artist to create their own self-portraits. Have a look and see who you can spot. 

Thank you NHS

The children were asked to create some art work for the staff at Queen Elizabeth hospital to help cheer them up when they are working so hard to keep us safe. Here are some pictures of the artwork we sent. I think they look great and we hope they help cheer everybody up.

St Edward's Art 2019-2020


Budding Artists at Saint Edward's


Mrs Bailey is always thrilled to see art work that children have created at home! Here are a few amazing pieces of art that J came to show me this week. I was even lucky enough to get to keep one of the pieces!

MP Steve McCabe's Christmas Card Competition 


Just before the holidays we were sent a lovely letter to say that one of our Year 5 pupils was runner up in in the competition to design a Christmas card for our MP Steve McCabe. The prize was tickets to somewhere very exciting!

Now Education Christmas Card Competition


All children in school were asked to take part in a competition run by 'Now Education' to create a design for their promotional Christmas card this year.

3 children from St Edwards were shortlisted: F in 6L, J in 4T and A in 1H.

Unfortunately, they did not make it through to the finals, but we are still very proud of them , and their amazing artwork. Mrs B has got a little prize for you anyway.smiley