At Shawclough pupils are engaged, inspired and challenged to develop their knowledge and skills. They experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. They will also learn how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.

In Key Stage 1 pupils will be taught to use a range of materials creatively. Pupils will use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination. In addition they will develop a wide range of techniques using colour, patterns, texture, line, shape, form and space. They will look at a range of artists, craft makers and designers, whilst making links to their own work.

In Key Stage 2 pupils will continue to build on and develop their techniques from Key stage 1 using a wide range of materials, the children will create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas. They will learn about great artists, architects and designers throughout history.