At Yorkley we love to explore the world around us through art; we have many and varied opportunities to do this through 2D and 3D techniques. Working in a variety of media, using memory, imagination and direct observation, our pupils develop skills and techniques enabling them to express themselves through drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, textile work and sculpture. Learning about the work of artists and craftsmen/women and relating this to their own work is an essential part of the curriculum. We encourage the children to make judgements, appreciate and learn from the work of other artists, cultures and eras.
The Winter Arts Fayre in December:
Classes throughout the school work hard to create Christmas Crafts using a wide range of media to sell at our annual Christmas Arts Fayre. The Fayre is well attended by parents and pupils and raises valuable funds allowing us to purchase more, exciting arts materials for the children to use throughout the rest of the year. Examples of crafts from previous years can be seen at the bottom of the page.
Christmas at Taurus:
For the second year running, Yorkley School was successful in winning first place in the Taurus Crafts Christmas Arts Competition for schools in our local area. Children were asked to create a diorama reflecting an aspect of Christmas. As Class 5 had been looking at World War 2, they decided to create an image of Christmas spent in an Anderson Shelter 1942. The prize was £100 which will be spent on more Art and Design Technology resources. Well done to all those children who took part.