We believe Art and Design stimulates our children’s creativity and imagination. It provides visual, tactile and sensory experiences and a unique way of understanding and responding to the world around us.
The pupils at The Lyceum School are encouraged to explore ideas and meanings in the work of artists, craftspeople and designers, learning about the diverse roles and functions of art, craft and design in contemporary life, and in different times and cultures.
Art is everywhere. We aim to enable the children to have confidence and competence in reading and evaluating visual images and artefacts, and to foster creative and technical skills so that ideas can be realised. The pupils can then develop aesthetic sensibilities and the ability to articulate and communicate ideas, opinions and feelings about their own work, and that of others.
As pupils progress through different topic areas, they have the opportunity to work independently, as well collaboratively with others. In creating individual works of art, pupils are also encouraged to comment on and suggest improvements to their own work, as well as that of others.
Pupils have produced an increasingly wide range of excellent artwork using different materials and stimulus as starting points. Topics are linked to the curriculum covered across the school and topical themes such as Black History, Remembrance Day and Diversity. Much of the work produced is displayed around the school or exhibited in annual art competitions. We are delighted to have recently received winning entries for the annual ISA Art Competition.
We are very fortunate that our Central London location provides us with the perfect opportunity to visit a wide range of museums and galleries. Children take part in workshops locally and regularly visit galleries and exhibitions, enhancing their lessons in school and allowing for further appreciation in the subject.
Diversity in Art
Year 5 created this beautiful artwork about diversity.
“We are all unique, let us recognize our individual differences & celebrate them”.