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Art and Design

Art and design is an essential part of the Wellington curriculum as we recognise that understanding the intrinsic value of art supports children to understand our world, it's societies and cultures, and its history.  An excellent Art and Design curriculum supports children to develop critical thinking and creativity as well as enhancing wellbeing through self-expression.

At Wellington the Art and Design curriculum has been planned so that children will: 

  • Be inspired by the work of a wide and diverse range of male and female artists from the past and the present
  • Develop their understanding of the visual elements of art and design (line, tone, texture, colour, pattern, shape, 3D form)
  • Learn new artistic skills within the following key areas: drawing, painting, sculpture, printing, collage/textiles and photography/digital
  • Work creatively, both individually and collaboratively, to apply and use new skills to produce unique outcomes rooted in self-expression and individual identity.
  • Develop high levels of technical knowledge specific to each project
  • Have secure knowledge of a broad range of materials and art tools that they can use in practical contexts
  • Use technical language to effectively evaluate and discuss their creative vision, process and outcomes
  • Have broad arts and cultural experiences including visiting galleries, museums, partaking in exhibitions and competitions as well as working with real artists and other schools


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