Art and Design
Led by Miss Laflin
Our varied, ever-evolving Art curriculum aims to motivate and excite by offering our budding young artists an extensive range of areas to study from across history and the world! By embracing our fortuitous location of the coast and woodlands, children at Kingsdown and Ringwould engage fully in their learning, cultivate positive attitudes and relationships and make progress with developing artistic skills so their God-given talents can shine. Art and design has a strong impact upon wellbeing. This value can be seen in the uptake and enjoyment of our art and design clubs. Opportunities to create and display work in the community are actively encouraged and we see that current, topical art projects can ignite life-long interests in the arts.
‘ I like that we learn about a range of artists and artwork.’ Claire
‘I didn’t like art before but after today (International Artists’ Day) I have changed my opinion of that’
‘ I find portraits difficult, but I don’t want to do less of them because I can keep practising!’ Alfie
‘In art, you can be creative and anyone can do it. It is important because you feel free!’ Audrey
‘I like seeing the illustrator come into teach us art. It was fun!’ Elliott
‘We enjoyed making clouds when Duncan (an artist) came in to make landscapes with us.’ Year 5
‘I reminded Pandas about pointillism when we learnt about painting. We did together last year and I liked learning about George Seurat.’ Harry
‘I liked making oil pastel picture for Silent Night Christmas Church assembly’. Stanley
‘Tranquil Kingsdown’ by Rye Russell, Year 6
Successful entry to The Royal Academy of Arts
‘Young Artists’ Summer Show’ 2022
I have created a scene from Kingsdown beach.
Our local landscape on a lovely day can be full of people looking out to sea however, in the last 2 years, it has been the place where there have been a number of tiny boat landings, carrying refugees from the shores of France.
Many children arrive on their own and we have focused on this plight at school as some of our friends can see the boats coming ashore from their homes.
It seemed like a subject which we could explore through our art during our school lunchtime art-club.
I decided to focus on the tranquil setting that some boats might see as they land on Kingsdown beach.
The metallic semi-circular iron landmark which stands on the rocks at Kingsdown beach can be seen by the viewer – much as it would be by a refugee landing here.