Art and Design Technology

At Loughborough pupils learn about culture and community through a study of the creative arts. Each art form has its own unique skills, concepts and the capacity to inspire and enrich lives. The arts provide challenges for learners at all levels. Art education connects pupils with their own culture as well as with the wider world.

Through high quality Design and Technology lessons pupils will develop their skills and knowledge of design, pupils’ creativity is nurtured and they are encouraged to think about important issues. Pupils are provided with opportunities to use creativity and imagination to design and create products that solve real and relevant problems, considering their own and others’ needs.

Through Art all our pupils are given opportunities to explore their ideas by experimenting, inventing and creating their own varied works of art using a range of materials. They will learn how to draw, paint, sculpt and explore other art, craft and design techniques

Art instruction helps pupils with the development of motor skills, language skills, social skills, decision-making, risk-taking, and inventiveness.

Through Art and Design Technology pupils will:

  • produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences
  • become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques
  • 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.