Art at Stanton Community Primary School allows children to express themselves in a variety of ways. We encourage the children to experiment with different mediums, often in our dedicated Art room. Having the Art room has enabled the children to see and access all the great variety of resources that are available to them and to use them in response to a stimulus, usually linked to our whole school topic.
Following the national curriculum ensures that the children have explored a wide range of media, materials and techniques during their art careers at Stanton, however we also encourage children to discover their own style. Their styles are a mixture of the artists that inspire them, we endeavor to share with the children as many famous artists and their artworks as possible, their interests and personalities and the properties of their favourite mediums. This means that our classes do not produce numerous identical pieces of work, rather they are linked by a common theme.
We offer two after school Art clubs, one for Key Stage 1 and the other for Key Stage 2, a lunchtime knitting club run by a local volunteer, as well as offering art as Golden Time activities on a Friday afternoon. In the past, our KS1 children have visited the Turner gallery, drawn al fresco in the Abbey Gardens, been visited by a local artist and even had work displayed in the Cathedral Gallery in Bury St. Edmunds.