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Art and Design

We provide children with opportunities to explore colour, shape, form, texture and design. Teaching approaches make use of a wide range of media, including painting, drawing, printing, textiles and three–dimensional work. We enable children to develop an aesthetic awareness of their own and other’s works of art from a range of cultures.

Children learn about famous and local artists work from a range of cultures and historical eras. They visit galleries and work with practising artists, and have opportunities to see their own art work on display within school and at local exhibitions

Artsmark Gold

In December 2018 Steep C of E VC Primary School was awarded Artsmark Gold. The panel who reviewed the school’s case study said it:

‘…showcased an impressive array of arts opportunities for learners, strong representation of student voice …and at its core a pedagogical philosophy which draws on work around creativity from Claxton, Lucas and Spencer’.

They were impressed with the range of initiatives and interventions which sit alongside teacher's everyday commitment to creative teaching and learning such as ‘STEAM@Steep’, ‘The BIG DRAW’ and ‘Artshop’ .  The school has been encouraged to consider ways in which we might share our commitment and expertise with other schools who may be inspired by our approach.

Our work on Show in Manchester

Children at Steep have recently contributed to the community project: 'Threadbearing Witness' which was exhibited at the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester.


Heroes Stamp Competion

This half term we are asking children to design a stamp for a Royal Mail National Competion 

Please contact Mrs Dowdeswell   or look a the above power point for more information. Deadline for entries from the school 24th May 2021.  Return your entries ASAP.