Orchard children are given the opportunity to explore and practice with different techniques, methods, materials and equipment. This is through a variety of art genre including 3D, IT, printing and collage with a focus on drawing and painting, again using and exploring with a selection of different media.
Themes are linked to topics where appropriate and the life and work of artists, past and present, are studied relating to the art theme.
Children use a sketchbook to write brief biographies of artists and annotate an example of their work, as well as using it for ideas and thinking, annotation and evaluation of their own work. This book follows them through the school and acts as a reference book but also shows a snapshot of progression.
Children are encouraged to make their own choices as their experiences within the subject develop.