At Heathland, we believe that learning in art is the expression of creative skills and imagination in visual forms such as drawing, painting, sculpture, design and photography. Artistic learning is produced to be appreciated for its beauty and celebrated for its individuality.

Our pupils participate in engaging art learning where they respond creatively to a variety of art work including their own. We aim for them to become proficient in art, craft and design techniques. Pupils explore their ideas imaginatively, record their experiences and produce creative learning. They are encouraged to evaluate their own learning, their friends learning and the work of artists studied. They develop knowledge of the language of art, craft and design through learning about great artists and understand the historical and cultural development of different art forms. Children use sketch books to record their observations and review, revisit and refine their ideas. As they move through the school, they learn to create compositions using light, colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space. They develop techniques using a range of media including pencils, charcoal, oil pastels, paint, ink and clay and have opportunities to collaborate in pairs and groups to produce larger pieces of learning.