At Heathcote we strongly believe that there is an artist in everyone! We value Art and Design as a vital part of our pupils’ entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum. Art, Craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity and, as a community, we strive to provide as many opportunities for all our learners to unleash their creative spirit.
Through our provision of a high quality Art and Design curriculum, we aspire to engage, inspire and challenge our children, equipping them with the artistic knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own pieces.
In tandem with individual creative growth, we teach our own artists to appreciate and evaluate the work of other artists- well- known and lesser known and their peers’ work. We equip them with the language needed to analyse works of art from different time periods and different cultures from all around the world. Our young artists and designers, at Heathcote, work towards gaining a good understanding of how Art and Design both reflect and shape history and contribute to the culture, creativity and diversity of the community and a nation.
Art at Heathcote is ‘contagious’, fun and highly visible around the school environment, providing a rich backdrop for all our learning. Every one of our children’s artistic talents are displayed and celebrated at every opportunity. We are extremely proud of our budding artists, designers, sculptors, print makers, painters and photographers.