Art Vision Statement

Artists at St Nicholas Priory are not only taught to aim for high quality outcomes but to indulge fully in the creative process and show progress through redrafting. Our artists should be opinionated, critical thinkers and reflective in order to fully understand and appreciate what they are creating and what they are presented with. We aim to enable children to be well-informed, knowledgeable, brave and experimental. We hope that children leave St Nicholas Priory understanding the benefits of a life with art and the place of art in culture and heritage.

The CUSP Art curriculum is organised into blocks with each block covering a particular set of artistic disciplines, including drawing, painting, printmaking, textiles, 3D and collage.

In addition to the core knowledge required to be successful within each discipline, the curriculum outlines key aspects of artistic development in the Working Artistically section.


Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.
Edgar Degas