At Gillibrand our aim is to encourage children to become increasingly creative and to develop their own interests, thoughts and ideas, through the use of a variety of media and materials. Art gives our pupils the opportunity to express themselves about how they view the world. At Gillibrand we pride ourselves on the work that the children produce. Providing opportunities for children to showcase their art.

Wherever possible we intend to deliver lessons where children learn through hands on experience, giving our pupils the opportunity to express themselves about how they view the world. Children will be introduced to a range of works and develop knowledge of the styles and vocabulary used by famous artists. The skills they acquire are applied to their cross-curricular topics, allowing children to use their art skills to reflect on and explore topics in greater depth; for example, by sketching historical artefacts in detail, researching geographical locations to support their work on landscape painting or using art as a medium to express emotion and thought to enhance their personal, social and emotional development.


At Gillibrand Art is taught as a journey. Through the use of sketch books pupils are able to be creative, expressive and are able to explore their ideas using the different media: pencils chalk, pastels, paints etc. Within art we aim to provide the pupils with the skills to paint, collage, draw, print and create sculptures. At Gillibrand we value the work the pupils do and will always try our best to show case their work. WE are always looking to collaborate with local artist and the community and will often invite artists into school to work with the children the further develop their skills. Art is not about what we see but the artist makes us see.


Our aim at Gillibrand is for the pupils to leave us with a passion for the creative curriculum. By nurturing the pupils and providing them with the experiences we are able to encourage and develop individual style and creativity