Pablo Picasso. “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”


  Parent and Child Art Workshop classes led by Miss Morten. 

Art and Design Intent

 We believe at Furze every child is an artist. We want our children to enjoy the creativity, the magic of creating something using just their hands, to engage and be inspired... and most importantly to remain artists when they grow up.

Develop: To develop their creativity through the use of a variety of media and materials.

Experiences: To experience the magic of creating something from nothing using just their hands.

Values: To understand that we value art and design as an important part of children’s learning and all efforts and contributions of art and design work are valued for their individualism and originality.

Explore: To explore a range of art and design styles, resources and projects

Lifelong: To develop creative ways of thinking that will be able to use as they move through their education and later life.

Opportunities: To be given the opportunity to explore a range of artists and styles of art to act as inspiration for their own work

Purpose: To realise the importance of art and the links creativity have in supporting them in becoming responsible, independent citizens who will make the world a better place.


The national curriculum for art and design aims to ensure that:

  • 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

KS1 Curriculum 

Pupils should be taught:

  • to use a range of materials creatively to design and make products
  • to use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination
  • to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
  • about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work