Holme Junior & Infant School

Art and Design

Art and Design Leader: Mrs Guest

Art and Design

The arts are very important to us at Holme School. We love creating and sharing our creations, inviting our school community in to work with us and exhibiting locally as much as possible. 

The areas of study for art and design are:

  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Print making
  • Textiles
  • 3D and sculpture

Progression Documents

 Art - 3D skills progression.pdfDownload
 Art - Drawing skills progression.pdfDownload
 Art - Painting skills progression.pdfDownload
 Art - Printmaking skills progression.pdfDownload
 Art - Textiles skills progression.pdfDownload
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The Big Draw

For The Big Draw this year, the whole school were given the opportunity to work with Hardeep Singh Sahota, who has exhibited his Bhangra Lexicon light painting series at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. The Big Draw theme this year was 'Drawing With Your Senses' so we used Bhangra music to dance to and a camera on a slow shutter speed to capture all of our movement. It was a very different way of drawing for the children than they are used to and they enjoyed it immensely! 


All children record their learning in their sketchbooks, experimenting with techniques and mediums, and working towards a final piece. Risks are encouraged and mistakes are celebrated! Pupils notate in their sketchbooks, commenting on what they have used and how they feel about their creations. Art from the past as well as contemporary artists are researched and art topics vary. Our sketchbooks are beautiful and pieces of work in their own right! 

Community Arts

We have invited parents, governors and other members of our school community in to create flowers for displays, take part in willow workshops and decorate mugs to celebrate royal occasions! Pupils' work has also been exhibited at Empty Gallery In Holme after creating some wonderful Greek pottery with local ceramicist, Tim Copsey. Our children took part in the Biennale, working with The Children's Art School, to create textile pieces which contributed to a stunning piece based on the work of Joanna Vasconcelos. Recently, we have been a host for Art Week as a fringe venue and invited local artists, Helen Robinson, Paul Buckingham and Kate Griffin, to exhibit alongside our own Holme inspired art!