"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep." Scott Adams


At Chapelford, we engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills required to experiment, invent and create their own works of art. We teach art in a cross curricular way so that the children are immersed in the culture and vocabulary of each topic. Each year group focusses on a specific artist each half term which spans a range of cultures, periods and crafts raising the children's aspirations and promoting the arts as a potential career choice. This also allows the children to know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation. 


At Chapelford our children will:

  • produce creative work, explore their ideas and record their experiences. 
  • become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture, collage, printing, digital art and textiles
  • evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design 
  • know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms. 



Painting Progression 2019/2020
Forest School
Our forest school allows us to continue our learning outside the classroom and explore how themes and skills can be applied to natural materials. 
Every picture tells a story...
Year 1

Year 1 "We painted pictures like Monet."

Year 3

Year 3 "We made our own patterned paper by printing like William Morris."

Year 5

Year 5 "I like learning different things like painting and collage. I enjoyed when we shaped paper in different ways to make our waterfall collages."

Collage Progression 2019/2020
Rivers of the World
Year 4 have begun a 2 year project called Rivers of the World. They have worked with a visiting artist to create an installment of art and photographs of this work have been displayed in London in an exhibition on the River Thames. We have been paired with a school in Ethiopia and next Year we will complete a piece about a river there.
 Warrington Peace Project
Our greater depth artists in Y4-Y6 worked with visiting artists to create a sculpture representing peace and diversity. 
Year 2

Year 2 "I liked making shells with the clay for our Christmas decorations."

Year 4
Year 6

Year 6 "I like it when we look at paintings that artists have done and ask questions about them like when we looked at Felix Nussbaum's painting and used the colours and themes to work out that it was about the holocaust."