Art and Design

Art has a very important place at Hotwells and is celebrated in every possible way. We aim to harness and develop each child’s creativity through an inspiring and challenging art curriculum. Art is contextualised across other subjects and through the study of significant artists. Children are encouraged to learn new skills, experiment with new ways of expressing themselves and take risks with their artwork. It allows children of all abilities to participate and express themselves in a safe, stimulating environment. Art is also recognised at Hotwells as a therapeutic experience for many promoting physical co-ordination, self-esteem and wellbeing.

We want our Art curriculum to evolve and adapt to meet the needs of our children which is why we focus on building skills in the four key areas of Drawing, Painting, Printing and 3D form.  Alongside this, we encourage children to Explore and Develop Ideas whilst taking the time to Evaluate and Develop their artwork.

Click here to view our Curriculum Statement for Art and Design.

Click here to find out how we make Art and Design accessible for children with SEND.