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‘Children see before they speak, make marks before they write, build before they walk. But their ability to appreciate and interpret what they observe, communicate what they think and feel, or make what they imagine and invent, is influenced by the quality of their art, craft and design education.’

View portraits created by various artists and identify how expressions of a person are artistically represented. Portraits

Once children have explored all the materials they can attempt to identify the materials through a quiz. Materials

Mother Nature

In this unit children explore line, shape, colour and texture in natural forms. They make observations of natural objects and use their observations as the basis for textile design. They use their experience of fabrics to make a collage and learn and use simple techniques for applique. Mother nature and Colour in Nature

Objects and Meanings

Children select, arrange and present objects in a still-life painting. They investigate the work of artists who have used the theme of still life in a variety of ways to convey ideas and feelings. They develop skills of observation and recording, and knowledge and understanding of colour, tone and composition.

Still Life and Still Life Contemporary art


Children explore the craft tradition of making vessels and containers. They develop their own designs and build a three-dimensional form to represent a vessel or container that will hold something special that they would wish for. They consider examples by contemporary designers and ceramicists and look at work from different cultures