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A knowledge-rich art curriculum

Thank you to all the people who have shown interest in how we structure our curriculum here at KRS. I thought I’d share my curriculum map, it’s a work in progress and I’d be interested to hear people’s thoughts. Here’s the link to our mapping document: And below are some really rough notes aroundContinue reading “A knowledge-rich art curriculum”

Art curriculum, art history, and cultural capital

If you haven’t yet read this blog by Sallie Stanton about the curriculum planning that the Art department have done at her school, then I really recommend it – it’s so good! One of the things I really like about this blog is the way that the head of art has carefully cut upContinue reading “Art curriculum, art history, and cultural capital”

Knowledge-rich Y7 portraiture

When students arrive in Year 7 our first job is to teach them to draw. Here is my Key Stage 3 (2 years) curriculum outline: Portraiture Measurement and perspective Media and mark-making A brief history of art Anatomy Development of a work In this blog I briefly describe the teaching of portraiture in our knowledge-richContinue reading “Knowledge-rich Y7 portraiture”

Knowledge-rich art: We have to teach children to draw

I’m in the process of planning our art curriculum and I thought I’d write about my thinking. At my school we’re committed to ambitious, knowledge-rich curriculum that is true to the subject. We have high expectations for our students and we believe they are entitled to learn the most challenging and rewarding material possible. WeContinue reading “Knowledge-rich art: We have to teach children to draw”

Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

This is an example post, originally published as part of Blogging University. Enroll in one of our ten programs, and start your blog right. You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click theContinue reading “Introduce Yourself (Example Post)”