"Every child is an Artist. The problem is staying an artist when you grow up."
At Lime Tree, everyone is an artist. Yes, even you! Our aim is to give naturally creative children the skills to be able to express their creativity in a variety of different ways.
Art could be split into three different areas: Appreciating, Practising and Expressing. In school we look to other artists to inspire us, and discuss their work and methods. These may be famous artists, or even ones within our own school community. When we have looked at these artworks we then practise skills to help us when it comes to expressing ourselves in our own artworks. These three steps are all things you can do at home too, no matter your age.
In Nursery, children will explore colour and colour mixing. They will begin to draw shapes that represent objects and gradually add more detail to their drawings. They will begin to use these media to convey feelings and record things they’ve seen or imagined.
Year 1 Milestones
-What is sculpture? Develop awareness of some sculpture artists.
Year 2 Milestones
-Aboriginal culture - what is it? Where does it come from? Why and when?
Year 3 Milestones
-What is indian art? Where does it come from? How is it similar/different to what you’ve seen before?
Year 4 Milestones
-The history of jewellery
Year 5 Milestones
-What is chinese art? Where does it come from?
Year 6 Milestones
To explore who Gustav Klimt was, what he did, where he came from etc.