We believe that every young artist in our school should be celebrated and here is where we are doing just that. Every child in the school will have their art displayed in our virtual gallery where you can view their amazing creativity and talent.
To view our gallery either scan the QR code or follow the link below.
What Art looks like at St Mark's.....
As a school, we believe that Art is seen as ‘more than just a subject’ – to contribute to the whole child’s wellbeing i.e. deliberate choices to nurture and develop a calm working environment, fostering a love of art and creativity.
Our Art curriculum is carefully designed so that all children:
The curriculum is carefully planned to ensure progression across the year groups alongside the opportunity to build on prior knowledge and skills. This is detailed in the progression of skills map and planned units of work. The focus is in developing proficiency in these techniques and is supported through the study of key artists and the development of a knowledge of their work which will contribute to an understanding of their own and others’ cultural heritages through studying a diverse range of male and female artists throughout history. This is detailed on the subject overview.
Art is taught as a sequence of skilled based lessons leading to a final project.
Children will learn to investigate the visual and tactile qualities of a broad range of materials so they can decide which ones will best match the purpose of their work. They will improve their mastery of a range of key art and design skills by developing their knowledge and understanding of specific drawing, painting and sculpture techniques. Lessons involve the teaching of line, shape, tone, pattern and texture and how these elements can be combined to produce a final piece of work. All children will have the opportunity to experience using a wide range of materials and are encouraged to explore mixed media. Children are asked to evaluate and compare their final piece with a peer to enable them to consider how they could adapt and improve their work.
Children have also had the opportunity to be taught by specialist art teachers, meet with visiting artists and visit other local schools to produce works of art. The children's art is celebrated and can be seen on display in our virtual Art Gallery.
Whole School Art Projects
Our FACE Committee is a group of 16 children across each year group who help us all to find ways of putting our FACE Values into action through Collective Worship, within our curriculum and throughout school life. They are very proud to present the results of a project to show how each FACE Value can be represented through an image, linking our key Bible stories to every day life. As part of the process, the children gathered ideas from each class and brought them to our meetings for discussion. We then finalised each picture for Mrs Edmondson to sketch. The children all helped to paint the canvases which are now hanging beautifully in the hall as a focal point for all who gather in there.
For our well-being week, the whole school have been looking at Charles Mackesy's book, The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse. The children have been exploring the deeper meanings to some of his quotes, recreating some of the illustrations and then created their own page based on the vales of either Love, Friendship, Kindness or Forgiveness in the style of Charles Mackesy. These pages will be put together to create a book which will be put on display in our school library.
The children and staff of St. Mark's came back together again on the 8th March 2021. To celebrate this the school created a Peace and Unity Mobile to represent our St. Mark’s family coming back together in peace, kindness and new beginnings.
Written on each dove is a message of hope and love.
Ephesians 4:3, NIV: "Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace."
Col. 3:14 – “Love binds us together in perfect unity”.
Psalm 133:1 – “How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity”.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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