At Brightwalton School we believe that art stimulates both creativity and imagination and the opportunity for this starts right at the beginning in Foundation Stage. By the time the children leave Brightwalton, we want them to be very comfortable with expressing themselves creatively through art, to have developed a “can do” attitude and a love of exploring art from all over the world. Through a planned range of experiences, the children are encouraged to communicate what they see, feel and think about art and are given the opportunity to show their abilities through their sketchbooks and pieces of artwork that they complete.
The skills-based curriculum, with a focus on drawing, painting and sculpture, becomes more complex as the children move through the school; being introduced to a variety of artists also enables them to explore and appreciate art from different cultures around the world. At Brightwalton we want the children to be proud of the artwork that they create and see it on display throughout the school - seeing their work on display encourages a sense of pride and achievement.