‘Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.’
Art is an expression of human creativity. It offers children the time to relax and enjoy an experience without pressure. Art is hugely important at Tilston; it is an area in which every child can excel and freely express themselves.
Art allows our children to shine and be proud of themselves; it gives them greater self-confidence and self-belief. It has many roles as a pathway into other areas, such as creating space for reflection. It allows for fun in the simple act of creating. It can allow our children to look deeply and appreciate the beauty of the natural world, colour, form and texture. Allowing the exploration of human enterprise and exploring and understanding other cultures through art opens up the world around them. It can break down barriers and build respect by understanding and appreciating difference and variety.
By allowing our children to appreciate the fruits of their efforts when exploring new knowledge, skills and techniques they have an opportunity to celebrate and grow, bringing together their learning in a high quality final piece of art work. Understanding that effort and perseverance give them great satisfaction. Art provides valuable life lessons and helps our children to live life in all its fullness.
‘What art offers is space- a certain breathing room for the spirit’