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Art & Design

“You can’t use up creativity. The more the you use, the more you have.” 

Maya Angelou


Our children at Dovecot are wellsprings of creativity. We believe it is vital that they are given the opportunities and skills to explore and enjoy this creativity through Art and Design.


We want our children to discover the world around them through their visual, tactile and sensory experiences. We want our children to experience a wealth of artistic traditions and experiences and be able to talk meaningfully about them. We want our children to explore the different elements of an artwork (line, shape, form, colour, tone, pattern, texture) and build up a vocabulary to articulate what it makes them think and feel. We want our children to get to know a wealth of artists from diverse backgrounds, historical moments and cultural movements from whom they can take inspiration and courage. We want our children to feel confident with a wide range of artistic materials and techniques before making them their own through experimentation. We want our children to see their creativity celebrated as it shapes their learning environment. We want our children to be able to reflect on their own artistic journey, be proud of what they have accomplished, and excited for what they can do next.


As a school, Art brings us together to celebrate and present our learning in different ways. Art is a subject where we can all ‘belong’ to a project and achieve together: there are no right and wrong answers, and children can find their own path to really excel.