Elements and Principles of Art

When children enter the world of Visual Art - they begin to wonder, and use their imagination to explore and experiment with all kinds of mediums to express themselves.

Their senses ignite with new discoveries; they are inquisitive and inspired to create with no inhibitions.

Art at Turner is based on ‘Inquiry based learning’, to encourage their ability to question and inspire a sense of wonder. They study famous Artist’s work - to learn how they use different mediums and techniques to express themselves, and they learn how to incorporate the ‘Elements and Principles of Art.

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Children also learn to use critical thinking to analyse famous artworks and their own artwork by writing reflections and Y charts, they also learn to express themselves by giving ‘Feedback’ using Art vocabulary.