At Gilded Hollins, we aim to teach Art and Design in an engaging way to inspire and challenge our pupils. We equip our pupils with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. Art is predominantly taught through a ‘Learning Challenge’ curriculum. This builds on the skills and knowledge children have as they progress through the school. Art and Design as a subject encourages children to be creative and to experiment within boundaries to create a piece of art. As our pupils progress throughout the school, they are encouraged to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of Art and Design as a subject and the cultural significance behind it.
At Gilded Hollins, we dedicate an entire week each year to the arts; this is called Arts Week. During Arts Week, children in every year group experience a range of new activities all under one common theme. Arts Week also develops the social and emotional skills of the children as they spend a percentage of the week working in mixed-aged groups. The children of Gilded Hollins leave having experienced a wide range of opportunities to unleash their inner artist.