Art is not just a subject to learn, but an activity that you can practise with your hands, your eyes, your whole personality.”

(Quentin Blake)


At Hermitage Primary School our long term vision for art and design ensures that all pupils:

  • experience a wide range of techniques which includes opportunities to develop skills and knowledge.
  • develop a mastery in drawing, painting, sculpture and textile.
  • evaluate and analyse their own work, that of their peers and famous artists and designers.
  • know about great artists, craft makers and designers, making links to the historical and cultural context of their work.

The new National Curriculum for Art aims to ensure that all children:

  • produce creative work, explore ideas and record experiences,
  • become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques,
  • evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of at, craft and design,
  • know about great artists, craft makers and designers and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.

At Hermitage we have developed a bespoke scheme of work which is taught across the whole school . This scheme ensures that, throughout their time at Hermitage, children participate in a range of Art and Design projects, which incorporate drawing, painting, sculpture and textiles whilst learning and developing new skills.


Our Pupil Voice:  What is Art?

"Art is painting and drawing and making pictures."

"It's about colour and shapes.  You put those things together to make a piece of art."

"Art isn't just paintings.  Art can be sewing or some clay work."

"Art is having a go in your sketchbooks to try out your ideas."

"You can change your art.  It doesn't have to be how you first wanted it to be.  It's ok to change your mind."

"Art tells a story."


Our art education provides all our pupils with a rich, engaging curriculum that develops their abilities to respond, imagine and create.



"Logic will take you from A to B.  Imagination will take you everywhere." 



Art Subject Manager:  Miss K Wilson

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Hermitage Primary School, Hermitage Drive, Holmes Chapel, Cheshire CW4 7NP