At Saint Joseph’s, the Borough, we believe that Art and Design embodies some of the highest forms of creativity as a subject and practical discipline. This encourages children of all abilities to excel and express themselves in an almost limitless capacity. Pablo Picasso famously said ‘Every child is an artist’ and he could not have been more correct. Our Art and Design curriculum aims to engage, inspire and challenge all pupils, equipping them with the skills and knowledge to experiment, invent and create their own works of visual art. As children move through the school, we want them to think critically and develop a deeper understanding of many different areas of art from all periods of history and all regions of the world. We want the pupils to produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences. We intend that they become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques. Using the language of art, craft and design, we aim for them to critically evaluate great works of art produced by the great artists, craft makers and designers. We scaffold children’s knowledge of how art reflects and shapes our history, and how itcontributes to the culture we live in today.