Art at Argyle

mosaic1 Art and Design play an important part in the life of Argyle Primary School. We believe that art education provides opportunities for children to be imaginative, creative and inventive. It engages children and enables them to explore and express feelings in ways that are unique and particular to artistic activity.

Pupils' final outcome is artwork of a very high quality and is displayed in a school gallery as well as around the classrooms to illustrate a cross- curricular approach to learning. 

Our rich art curriculum enables pupil’s  to learn about public art and contemporary artists. We believe that children should be aware of the artwork in their surrounding areas and understand the fact that contemporary artists tackle or try to raise awareness of various social issues which directly or indirectly affects the world they are growing up in. This will enhance s change their outlook on the importance of art as a tool in challenging people’s knowledge and appreciation of art as well a opinions.

DSCF0121In addition to their class based art lessons pupils throughout the school take part in numerous art workshops. Every year group visits a prestigious gallery to see an exhibition linked with their learning objective and enhance their understanding of visual art. We have participated in several arts projects which link in with the local and global community. We have also had many exhibitions in a range of galleries and spaces around London including along the Euston Road, the October Gallery, Royal Academy of Arts, Swiss Cottage Gallery, SOAS, Trinity Square, Kings Cross Square and the Lauderdale Gallery.

 Our collaboration with the Royal Academy of Arts is acknowledged on their website and can be viewed here.

Our Curriculum Overview 2021-22

  Autumn Spring    Summer  
Year 1   
  • Observational Drawing - vegetables and fruit
  • Block Printing technique
  • Water resisttechnique
  • Pattern and Colour as elements of art
  • Matisse : posterpaintcollage
  • Weaving linked to study of Scotland
  • Art Around the World - Rangoli patterns, Indian Art, Japanese Art
  • African Masks
Year 2
  • Colour and Line in Art
  • Line, Colour and Texture
  • Collage of Great Fire of London
  • Artists around the World
  • Kandinsky
  • Mondriani
  • Jasper Johns
  • Kayoi Kusama
  • An artist from a new local exhibition
  •  Environmental Art linked to Forests
  • Andy Goldsworthy (Pattern and Space)
  • Leaf composition - observational drawing, printing
Year 3
  • Cave Drawings
  • Silhouette of Stonehenge
  • Observational Drawings of seeds and fossils
  • Positive and Negative Space
  • Black and White Prints
  • Mouri Art-symbolism
  • Georgia O'Keefe inspired flowers
  • Egyptian Art
  • Hieroglyphs /Egyptian Gods
  • Desert landscape ink technique
  • Create a sarcophagus
Year 4
  • Monet - Reflection using watercolours
  • Mono-prints
  • Illustration as a form of art linked to Varjak Paw
  • Study of Louis Wain and his work on cats
  •  John Constable - British landscapes
  • David Hockney - rhythm as a principle of art
  • Architecture - Norman Foster
Year 5
  • Human Body
  • Ancient Greek Art( Form and Proportion in Art)
  • Proportional Grid drawing
  • Classic portraits compared to modern artists -Picasso, Frieda Kahlo, Chris Ofili
  • Portraits using collage technique
  • Positive and Negative Space in Art (subject - fruit and vegetables)
  •  Silk Painting - South American plants and animals - linked to Geography and Science
Year 6
  • Islamic Ceramics - pattern in Art
  • Fine drawing skills
  • Technical drawing - perspective in Art
  • Rhythm in Art - still life composition - acrylic paint on canvas
  • Illusion Art - link with Science (study of light)

Year 3 Cave Art

Cave art 1  Cave art 2

 Year 4 Reflection Paintings

 IMG 1160    IMG 1154   IMG 1152 

Year 6 Linoprints

linoprint1         linoprint3