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Art & DT at Rushmore

Art and DT lead: Stella Solomou


“I dream my painting, and then I paint my dream.”

~Vincent Van Gogh


At Rushmore,  every child has the opportunity to design, experiment, create and evaluate but most all to express themselves!

Throughout the key stages, children learn new skills and are taught to use a range of materials to support them in being creative and expressing themselves. The curriculum is designed to ensure our artists develop their skills and techniques over time. They experiment with and use a variety of techniques and resources to create colours, patterns, textures, lines, shape and spaces. Alongside this, the children have the opportunity to look at the work of other artists, from around the world, and compare the similarities and differences with their own work.


 Our artists are given a beautiful sketchbook in year 3 to create a portfolio of ideas. The sketchbooks are used to design, observe, experiment, review and revisit ideas, and improve their mastery of drawing skills. Children build upon this portfolio of work bringing their sketchbooks up with them through KS2.,


“Every child is an artist.”

~Pablo Picasso