Art and Design Portfolio
Evidence from the EYFS curriculum
Expressive arts and design, Exploring and using media and materials Nursery enjoyed our Outdoor Transient art area. The children selected and organised a range of natural materials.
Expressive arts and design, Exploring and using media and material Nursery enjoyed making a mono print. They painted onto the table and then used their fingers to make marks to represent someone in their family. Once it was dry they chose collage materials to add details.
Reception: Expressive Arts and Design - Using and Exploring Media and Materials
40-60m Understands that different media can be combined to create new effects. Constructs with a purpose in mind, using a variety of
After learning about hibernating animals, we used a variety of autumnal treasures to create pictures of hibernating animals.
Please see our evidence for each Art & Design National Curriculum Programme of Study below.
KS1 - Use a range of materials creatively to design and make products
KS1 - Use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination
KS1 - Develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
The children looked at various photos from The Great Fire of London. We wanted to make our own to represent the fire that spread around London. We used different materials to create our effective silhouette pictures. Or friends used water colours and other friends used tissue paper. We then used our fine motor skills to cut our buildings and fires.
KS1 - Learn about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work
Year One: The children were introduced to the artist Stephen Wiltshire. He is known for creating landscapes drawings from memory by sketching. The children were first introduced to a picture of Big Ben and were encouraged to practise their techniques with the sketching pencils. The children then had a go at drawing from memory with the pencils. They had a better understanding of the different types of pencils by the end of the lesson. They were amazed at at the art work of Stephen Wiltshire.
Year One: The children were introduced to the artist Andy Warhol. They looked at the different types of art work he has completed answers his technique. The children recognised he hsed bright and vibrant colours. We used oil pastels for the first time and the children we’re encourage do to pick colours which would stand out. The children showed they can use the oil pastels to create a Andy Warhol inspired piece of art.
KS2 - Create sketchbooks to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas
Year 4 learnt about how to use a Sketchbook. They used their Sketchbook to expand their ideas and designs for making a potion/perfume bottle.
KS2 - Improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials (for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay)
Year 4 learnt a range of techniques using clay. They used these techniques to create a perfume/potion bottle from the designs they had previously sketched. They also learnt what to do if they made a mistake or wanted to change a part of it.
KS2 - Learn about great artists, architects and designers in history