Within a happy and caring environment and based on the recognition of the dignity and worth of each child, high standards are expected. Intellectual development is emphasised and fostered along with the pursuit of academic excellence.
Craigclowan aims to encourage an active partnership between home, school, and the wider community.
Through progression at each stage children are given the opportunity to experiment with the following:
The art curriculum will develop the children’s skill base in Art, however, cross curricular links are made as much as possible to make the work more meaningful. The children should be given opportunities to experience different approaches to Art including, group, pair and whole class work. In order to develop visual literacy, the following elements should be taught starting in Year 6:
Colour, Line, Pattern, Texture, Tone, Shape, Space and Form.
Years 6 > 8 have 70 minutes of structured Art each week. This is based in an extremely colourful Art Room.
Within the course of the academic year, each child should have at least one piece of artwork on display. Work selected for display should range across abilities but should reflect each child’s good work. Where appropriate, displays should have an explanation of the techniques used to produce the artwork. Displays should be repaired and maintained as necessary and updated regularly.
We have had very successful Art Scholars to Strathallan, Glenalmond and Kilgraston.
Each candidate must produce a large portfolio of work they have completed over 2 years. Within that portfolio they must produce 6 > 8 sheets which contain themes that they are interested in. Each sheet could contain up to 5 pictures.
Examples of themes: Plants, Landscape, Fruit, Portrait, Africa, and Shells.
For each theme candidates must:
Candidates must be able to show they can use the following media: Pencil, Pen and Ink, Coloured Pencil, Chalk, Oil Pastel,
Watercolour and Acrylic Paint.
Each candidate must have a full sketch book, with many images and pictures they have drawn over time
Modelling: Masks, Jewellery, Clay Bowls, and Figures.