At Elmridge, Art and Design is taught in each year group through a termly cross-curricular theme. Themes are used as a vehicle to develop key skills across a range of subjects. The children are encouraged to be spontaneously creative, using a variety of media and techniques in art and craftwork. An awareness of colour, shape, balance, focus and proportion are developed alongside the use of symbols to convey ideas and feelings. The study of a wide range of artists, craftspeople and designers complements this work. During their time at our school, children will gain experience of using pencils, pastels, paint, charcoal and clay. They will use techniques of collage, weaving and applique to create their own pieces of art.