Why is Art important?
Art is important because it teaches us to be, expressive, imaginative and creative. Art lessons give us the knowledge that Art is made by all sorts of people, in a variety of ways, and we should feel represented by the art and artists we learn about. Art gives us the knowledge of significant artists who have shaped our history and society in which we live.
What are the skills of an artist?
An artist will be able to paint, draw and sculpt using a variety of different materials. An artist can develop and share ideas, experiences and imagination. An artist will be able to use colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space.
The BIG ideas of Art
Produce creative work, exploring ideas and recording experiences
Become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques
Evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design
Know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.
This poster from NSEAD is a great reminder of why art and design is so important and the many opportunities it offers to everyone!
Art is made by everyone and can be made anywhere!
Be inspired by these wonderful art books! Find out more about different artists (Kandinsky, Matisse, Yayoi Kusama and Frida Kahlo) and their different styles and artistic skills.
Creating Art at home
If you are feeling creative, why not try creating some art at home? You could draw a picture (of a person, place or object), use felt tips to create a pattern, look through the recycling and make a 3D sculpture. Or even make a piece of natural art in the garden or at the park! Below are some useful art websites for you to try out. Remember, we love seeing your artwork and hearing all about your creativity at home!