In life ‘knowing how’ is just as important as ‘knowing that’.
Manifesto for Art and Design Education, National Society for Education in Art and Design 2014
Art and Design at Roysia Middle School
At Roysia, we aim to inspire young people with exciting and challenging opportunities for personal expression, visual understanding and creative, practical making.
We seek to promote imaginative risk-taking in a supportive and nurturing environment and challenge learners to respond creatively to the world.
We aim to equip young people with the knowledge and skills to participate in, experiment with, invent and create their own works of art and design.
We will promote understanding and appreciation of the impact of art, craft and design in the world’s history and culture, present and future.
It is our aim that our learners progress confidently to the next stage of their education with the skills, knowledge and enthusiasm to become future professionals.
Purpose of study
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. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.
The national 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.