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Art Aims

At English Martyrs’, we want our Art and Design curriculum to instill an appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts. We want it to stimulate imagination and creativity and involve children in a range of visual, tactile and sensory experiences, which enable them to communicate what they see, think and feel through the use of the elements of colour, texture, form and pattern.  At English Martyrs’, Art and Design promotes careful observation and an appreciation of the world around us. Children explore ideas and meanings through studying the work of artists and designers. Through learning about the roles and functions of art, they can explore the impact it has had on contemporary life and on different periods and cultures.

Art and Design Programmes of Study


Famous Artists

Piet Mondrian

15 Things You Should Know About Piet Mondrian | Mental Floss

Piet Mondrian was from the Netherlands. Piet Mondrian became a primary school teacher and he painted in his spare time. His early paintings were mainly landscapes, featuring fields, rivers and windmills. Mondrian moved to Paris began to produce the grid-based abstract paintings for which he is best known.

Vincent Van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh | Biography, Art, & Facts | Britannica

Vincent Willem van Gogh was a Post-Impressionist painter. He was a Dutch artist whose work had a far-reaching influence on 20th-century art.

Emily Carr

Emily Carr

Emily Carr was a Canadian painter and writer whose lifelong inspiration was the coastal environment of British Columbia.    

Leonardo da Vinci

Why the world still loves Leonardo da Vinci and where to see his art | The  Times

 Leonardo Da Vinci was one of the great creative minds of the Italian Renaissance, hugely influential as an artist and sculptor but also immensely talented as an engineer, scientist and inventor.

Paul Klee

Google Doodle celebrates colors of artist Paul Klee - CNET

Paul Klee was a Swiss-German painter. His highly individual style was influenced by movements in art that included Expressionism, Cubism, and Surrealism.

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