Every child is an artist – Pablo Picasso
Art can transform lives. It gives us the power to question, to confront, to explore and the challenge how we think about the world. – Lucy Lui
Creativity is now as important in education as literacy. – Sir Ken Robinson
At Alexander McLeod Primary School we believe that creativity plays a huge role in the development of our children. It provides an alternative way to express themselves and achieve in ways that differ to core subjects. We try to use a variety of medias to create pieces of artwork which not only look beautiful, but also that the children thoroughly enjoy creating. We feel that it is key to develop the children’s knowledge of artists as well as to explore their own style when designing and creating new pieces of art.
We encourage the use of art in many subjects including English, Maths, Science, Computing, RE, PHSE and Music. For example the children may be creating a watercolour setting in English before writing a detailed description or using Computing to gather information and create a fact file regarding an artist.
We also ensure that our published displays include artwork linked to the topic, and display these throughout the school to encourage the children to celebrate all forms of their work.
Take a look at some of the children’s artwork that you can see around our school in the gallery below.