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St Louis Catholic Academy

St Louis
Catholic Academy

Art and Design

  Art and Performance

Art skills and creativity are developed through the PKC curriculum. The quality can be seen in displays around the school. As a school working towards Artsmark, we have developed close links with Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds. We have worked in school with Door Step Theatre Company, attended authentic live performance as a whole school, drawn and created within the Writing Festival and brought artists into school to develop children’s skills.

Drama and dance are showcased during the year, including phase led productions and celebrations of talent.

The PKC art curriculum is designed to enable children make connections between the work of artists, architects and designers and their own work. The curriculum provides meaningful opportunities for self-expression to give children the space to learn who they are as an artist by exploring different mediums. We aim to ignite children’s love for art by giving them the ability to express themselves through drawing, painting, sculpture, printing, collage, photography and textiles. The curriculum also provides extensive opportunity for children to develop their skills in visual literacy by looking at, thinking and talking about art.

The curriculum fulfils the requirements of the National Curriculum for England. This course of study seeks to show how art shapes our history and contributes to our national culture. It looks at key movements and historical periods including, studying art from ancient Greece and Rome, Anglo Saxon England, the Italian Renaissance, Victorian art and architecture, French Impressionism and 20th century Modernism as well as art relating to different religions and cultures such as Islamic art, art from Western Africa and Chinese painting and ceramics.