Our art curriculum is designed to systematically build skills children need to create their own pieces of art in a variety of media. This is closely linked to learning about the work of famous artists and their signature works. We have tried wherever possible to focus on artists whose works can be seen for free in the UK. Children learn about the process of creating a finished artwork, from original thoughts, concepts and sketches, up to a completed piece.
Art curriculum map
Sample art module
Art in the local area
Go and have a look at these exhibitions. Free entry.
The Hoddesdon School Trust Arts Festival 2019
We have fine art work shops running on Monday and Tuesday afternoons which are run by Josie from Jam Jar Arts. Every week the children use different materials to create a piece of artwork in a calm and welcoming environment. Children settle down to a drink and snack, which they have brought from home, before they start. Parents are invited to celebrate their child's achievements at the end of each half term with an informal 'exhibition' and, of course, take the artwork home.
If your child is interested in joining for the Spring term
please look for information on parent mail and contact Jam Jar Arts directly.
Hoddesdon Library Display
We've changed our display in the children's section of Hoddesdon library. We're displaying work which our Year 6 children created on the theme of 'movement' using the artist and illustrator Keith Haring as a stimulus.
Our display coincides with the first major UK exhibition of the artist and activist's work at Tate Liverpool from 14th June until 10th November. More than 80 artworks will be on display including large, vibrant paintings, drawings and sculptures. If you're passing by over the summer holidays, go and have a look!
Artist in Residence
Our Artist in Residence has been delighting the children with her paintings and drawings throughout the year. The children enjoy seeing the artwork emerge from the blank paper and talking to the artist as she works.
We really appreciate our Artist in Residence and thank her very much for taking the time to come into our school on a regular basis and give the children such a wonderful experience.
The Cranbourne Gallery
We have a gallery space in our main corridor where we exhibit work by our pupils. The work is selected on merit. It is an exhibition which varies throughout the year, showing work from all year groups.
Hoddesdon Library Displays
We have been regularly displaying work in Hoddesdon library for some years now. Here are some of our past displays.
Art and Design at Cranbourne
The following photographs give you a flavour of the breadth of artwork produced at Cranbourne.