Art and Design Technology
Through the teaching of Art and D.T. at Morningside, we aim to provide a well-rounded and diverse education. Art allows children to ignite their inner creativity and gives them avenues to express their thoughts, feelings and understandings in new and exciting ways. Art education has been directly linked to gains in maths, writing, reading and other subject areas as well as deepening their cultural understanding of the world around them. Our hope, through our exciting arts program, is to develop culturally aware, creative students, with a knowledge of the importance of art and creativity in their future lives. Most importantly it gives students a different pathway to achieve their learning and show their understanding.
The basis of the Art and Design Technology curriculum is to teach students about famous artists and art movements as well as teaching them the skills of art and design technology, through range of media. Lessons are often closely linked to the topic being studied or might take place over a full day.
At Morningside we focus on ensuring that children’s artwork is celebrated across the school and we hold many sharing events including black history week, Christmas mobiles and Design Technology days. Not only is children’s creativity now evident in their classrooms; we have also had successful art shows and worked with a range of artists. A ceramics artist has worked with us to create a beautiful tiled show-stopper for the front playground. We have also worked with another local artist to create our beautiful railings and our installations in the library and the main reception area.
All children have the opportunity to visit galleries to be inspired by art and to use this to motivate them to improve their skills.