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Art and Design

Class Artists at Applecroft


Mission Statement

Art and Design at Applecroft aims to nurture the potential of each child as a budding artist. We aim to inspire the minds of our children through providing them with opportunities to be creative and explore their imagination through visual and tactile forms. We encourage determination and resilience through peer and self assessment and opportunities to adapt and improve work.



Curriculum Intent:

At Applecroft we value Art and Design as an important part of the children’s entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum. Children learn the techniques of drawing, printing, painting, collage, textiles and 3D work and are given the opportunity to explore and evaluate different creative ideas. The children learn the skills, concepts and knowledge necessary for them to express responses to ideas and experiences in visual and tactile forms.


Throughout their time at Applecroft children become involved in shaping their environments through art and design activities. Our curriculum encourages the children to express themselves in a creative and imaginative manner. It stimulates inventiveness through exploration of different mediums and tools and provides children with opportunities to develop and extend their skills.  Through studying the work of well-known artists, craft makers and designers they begin to think critically about art-work to develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design.