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Willow Bank Junior School

Art & Design

At Willow Bank we aim to provide children with skills to become confident and proficient artists, using a range of techniques and media.  Art and Design is taught discretely and also through many other subjects, particularly History and Religious Education.


Children are taught techniques of drawing, painting, sculpture, printing and other art and crafts too.  They have opportunities to work with a variety of materials including different types of paper, paint, pastels, pencil, pen, inks, charcoal, chalk, papier-mache and clay.  We are fortunate to have our own kiln on site.


Children use sketch books to record observations and also use them to review and revisit ideas.


Children discover the life and works of great artists, craft makers and designers.  They learn how to evaluate and analyse these creative works and also their own and that of their peers.