Art and Design
Art provides us with a platform on which we can express ourselves freely, therefore it is an important subject here at St Austin’s. Not only is art taught as one of our curricular subjects but it is also taught and used through other subjects.
Art allows children to express themselves, often in ways that words alone won’t. It can be used to develop both team work and independence, creativity and the use of one’s imagination, as well as higher order thinking skills such as analysing, exploring and reasoning. Art can often be a means of communication and expression for children who, in other situations, may feel they are unable to do so.
At St Austin’s we understand the importance of teaching various artistic skills and throughout their time in the school the children will have the opportunity to chalk, junk-model, charcoal, print, collage, paint and build as well as using pastels, papier-mâché, use photography, various types of paint and much more! We also celebrate and study various well known artists such as Picasso, Jackson Pollack, Van Gogh and Monet and learn to reflect on and discuss their most famous pieces of art as well as our own variations of these.