Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. At Cranborne we have a high-quality art and design education which engages, inspires and challenges our pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. Pupils are exposed to a variety of skills including drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques. As pupils progress, they are able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. The subject provides all children with the opportunity to express themselves imaginatively, creatively and develop their understanding of, and respond to the world around them. Other links are made to learning about great artists, craft makers and designers which allows the children to understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms. We have an artist, Mrs Dibden, who visits weekly to work with children in class to help expose them to the techniques and thinking of a real artist. We have seen some amazing outcomes with the children from these sessions.
Mrs Dibden also runs a very popular after school art club on Thursdays for KS2 children from 3:30pm to 4:45pm for a small cost. Please enquire at the office if you wish to go on the waiting list.