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Art and Design

Line Painting by Noah Year 2

‘Creativity now is as important in education as literacy.’ Sir Ken Robinson.


At St.John Fisher, Art and Design is a celebrated and much-loved subject with many children identifying it as their favourite subject in our student voice. It is taught as part of our interdisciplinary foundation theme and led by Miss Featherby. Details of termly themes can be found on your child's Curriculum Overview.


We aim to provide teaching and resources to ensure each child can reach their artistic potential in a wide variety of media. The children are offered opportunities in drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics and creative textiles.


Pupils are encouraged to use a sketchbook regularly. They are set tasks related to projects studied and linked to their class foundation theme where appropriate.


We aim to explore a broad curriculum that stimulates imagination and develops visual, tactile and sensory experiences, providing a unique and diverse way of understanding and responding to the world around us. 


The department is always open to welcoming visits from local and inspirational artists.


‘It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.’

Pablo Picasso.