What makes an effective Art and Design student at Weston?

A passion for trying new techniques with a willingness to make mistakes in order to improve. An ability to investigate and learn from artists in order to replicate and then use techniques and ideas. And ability to reflect honestly and accurately on their own work and work produced by their peers.

About Art and Design

All children will be taught to develop their techniques, including control and use of materials, with creativity, experimentation and an increased awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design. They will use a wide range of mixed media materials creatively (when drawing, painting, sculpting, printing etc) to design and make a multitude of 2D, 3D and electronic pieces of work. They will use drawing, painting, sculpture, textiles and photography to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination.

Children will develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space and also learn about at range of great artists (living and dead), craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and make links to their own work.

We strive to teach art and design that will excite, enthuse and grow our children creatively with passion. 

Our focus this year is to use the Art scheme Kapow, to help to develop a new and dynamic art and design curriculum that develops skills and knowledge alongside other areas of the curriculum as well improving the children’s knowledge and understanding of artists, designs and crafts people.

Whole School Art and Design Curriculum Overview 

Our lead for Art and Design is Mr Manning.

Art and Design National Curriculum


Useful Links

Explore the Tate Britain Art Gallery in London. Learn about the lives and artwork of over 4000 Artists as well as viewing future exhhibits and events. 

Tate Britain

Explore the Tate Modern Art Gallery in Liverpool. Learn about the lives and artwork of over 4000 Artists as well as viewing future exhhibits and events. 

Tate Liverpool

Explore the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool which houses one of the largest art collections in England, outside of London

Walker Art Gallery

The Art Story website is a fantastic source of detailed information about the life and work of over 570 Classical, Modern and Contemporary Artists from around the World.

The Art Story

Have fun and explore Digital Drawing from the following websites. 

At Bomomo, children can use a range of tools and their mouse / finger to create cool abstract compositions.

Aminah's World, is a website presented by Columbus Museum of Art. Here the children can create their own Digital Collages by layering different materials and objects.

Create and share your own spray paint Street Art with Tate Kids.

Transform your own photographs, digitally alter existing images or paint freely in the style of some of the greats, such as, Van Gogh, Picasso, Cezanne, Monet, Renoir and many more! Through PsykoPaint.




Contact Us

Telephone: 01928 574544


Headteacher: Helen Pitt

Weston Primary School,

Lambsickle Lane, Runcorn,

Cheshire WA7 4RA

SENCO: Laura Simpson