Art Statement of Intent
Why is Art important for all students in the Olympus Academy Trust? Why does it matter?
Olympus believes that art is a vital part of our learners’ education and has a significant and valuable role in the taught curriculum. Art education ensures that all learners have the opportunity to explore shape and form, colour and beauty. Art education fosters creative and bright young people who will develop an awareness and appreciation of the aesthetic beauty around us. Learners who will be innovative and creative thinkers who will be problem-solvers, whilst allowing them to use art to develop a sense of belonging and a sense of understanding our global society. Art at Olympus aims to develop critical-thinking skills, creative confidence, hands-on skills, visual literacy, self-esteem, and an appreciation of other cultures.
How does studying Art help young people to achieve?
Through our carefully designed Key learning Intentions, and our enrichment opportunities. Our art curriculum will develop learners’ critical abilities and understanding of their own and others’ cultural heritages through studying a diverse range of male and female artists.
Learners will develop their understanding of the visual language of art and through our carefully considered sequences of lessons and experiences they will start to understand the visual elements of art and design (line, tone, texture, colour, pattern, shape, 3D form). Learners will be supported by a curriculum which will enable children to grow and become proficient in the accumulation of skills. They will have the vocabulary to be able to discuss and appreciate the study of significant art pieces and will learn about the history of art and its significance in our global society.
The Key Learning Intentions for Art