Art is the expression of ideas, thoughts and feelings, through sensory experience in a variety of two and three-dimensional media which includes music, dance, digital art aspects of drama, craft activities as well as those areas traditionally thought as art such as drawing and painting. It is concerned with the development of visual perception and visual literacy to enable understanding and appreciation of art from a variety of cultures and periods through history. Through the medium of art, children can develop non-discriminatory attitudes and the appreciation of the work of others. All children regardless of race, gender or ability will have equal opportunity to develop their artistic ability. The term “Creative Arts” covers a wide range of activities including music, dance, digital art, aspects of drama, craft activities as well as those areas traditionally thought of as art, such as drawing and painting.
All children will be taught the skills and knowledge of art as outlined in the programmes of study in the National Curriculum for Art and Design, through the schools Creative Curriculum planning showing close links to other subjects.