Art and Design

Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. Nightingale's high-quality art and design education engages, inspires and challenges pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design in our fabulous art room.  Pupils develop skills to think critically and evaluate the work of great artists, taking inspiration from this for their own work.  Pupils visit all of London's major Art Galleries including the National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery and Tate Modern as well as looking at the range of art and design in their own neighbourhoods through topics on street art and sculpture.  

Pupils also take inspiration from nature, with the creation of nature themed art a frequent feature of our programme of Learning in Natural Environments.  Pupils use clay and natural found materials to create art during Forest School sessions in Key Stage 1 and in Key Stage 2 during the residential visits pupils create large-scale art in the nearby woodland inspired by the natural world around them.  

You can download our Curriculum Map for Art and Design below which gives a broad overview of topics and artists studied.