Art & Design

At St Chrysostom’s we recognise the importance of nurturing creativity within our pupils and believe that Art and design stimulates imagination and provides visual, tactile, sensory experiences and a special way of understanding and responding to the world.

Our children are encouraged to reflect and develop their own ideas, as well as developing the skills to critically discuss work in a supportive and respectful way. We want to promote independence, creativity, imagination, collaboration and risk taking in our pupils.

High quality Art and Design experiences inspire and enable children to communicate what they see, feel and think through the use of colour, texture, form, pattern and different materials and processes. We ensure that the children have the opportunity to work with professional artists, engage in workshops, join after school art clubs, visit local galleries and collaborate with the local community to create collective pieces of art. As a school we embed art and design into the wider curriculum and allow the children to make links with other subject areas.

Through a creative and cross curricular approach we aim to ensure that every child is able to express themselves freely, feel valued as an individual with unique talents and explore the world creatively.