Art and Design Year 2

Art and Design in Year 1 and 2:

In Year 1 and 2 in Art  Pupils should be taught:

  • to use a range of materials creatively to design and make products
  • to use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination
  • to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
  • about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work.


Year 2 Children can:

  • I can choose and use three different grades of pencil when drawing.
  • I can use charcoal, pencil and pastel to create art.
  • I can use a viewfinder to focus on a specific part of an artefact before drawing it.
  • I can mix paint to create all the secondary colours.
  • I can create brown with paint.
  • I can create tints with paint by adding white.
  • I can create tones with paint by adding black.
  • I can create a printed piece of art by pressing, rolling, rubbing and stamping.
  • I can make a clay pot.
  • I can join two clay finger pots together.
  • I can use different effects within an IT paint package.
  • I can suggest how artists have used colour, pattern and shape.
  • I can create a piece of art in response to the work of another artist.



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