This page was updated: September 2022
Next update due: September 2023
Subject Lead: Ruby Sheppard

At John Ball our vision is to create a constant and consistent creative curriculum bringing together a range of skills, techniques and knowledge to understand the wider world of art. The purpose of Art is to give pupils the skills, concepts and understanding necessary for them to express their responses to ideas and experiences in a visual or tactile form. To show progression in different areas of the subject, including sculpture, painting and drawing, we use theory, observation, creativity and process. There are boundless opportunities to revisit all forms of art to allow the children to observe their own progression and development over time.  Art fires our imagination and is a fundamental means of personal expression and we wish for all the children at John Ball to feel they have a platform to do so through whatever means they see fit. We strive to encourage staff and children alike to be more confident and enthusiastic about art. Knowledge and skills interlink and as such our curriculum reflects this.