At Flanshaw School we believe that Art and design stimulates creativity and imagination. It provides visual, tactile and sensory experiences and a special way of understanding and responding to the world. It enables children to communicate what they see, feel and think through the use of colour, texture, form, pattern and different materials and processes. Art and Design contributes to the development of the whole child emotionally, aesthetically, spiritually, intellectually and socially. It creates in most children a sense of enjoyment, motivation and a sense of purpose.
We enable children to record from first-hand experience and from imagination through exploring a wide range of media and develop creativity and imagination through investigating a range of skills, techniques and processes. We foster an enjoyment and appreciation of the visual arts and a knowledge of artists, designers and architects from a range of cultures. Children experience and learn an artistic visual vocabulary so that their expertise in the application of visual perception and in communicating visually is increased.