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Trefonen CE Primary School

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Puffins Class

In Puffins Class children are taught to:

  • develop their techniques
  • develop their control and their use of materials
  • use techniques and  materials with creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design
  • create sketchbooks to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas
  • improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials (e.g. pencil, charcoal, paint, clay)
  • to consider and appreciate the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers
  • to describe differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines
  • to make links between different practices and disciplines and their work



    Children are taught to improve their knowledge and practise their skills in:

    • Architecture
    • Printing
    • Collage
    • Landscape painting - Welsh landscape farmlands (local artist study)
    • Human impact collage
    • Sculpture


    Children will explore the use of technical elements:

    • Line and shape
    • Colour and Shape
    • Tone, shape and colour
    • Precision cutting and graphic design
    • Line, shape and form


    To support childrens' development they study the works of the following artists:

    • Zaha Hadid – ‘The World’
    • William Morris – ‘The Strawberry Thief’
    • Henri Matisse – ‘The Sorrows of the King’
    • Kyffin Williams – ‘Mountains Snowdonia’, ‘Snowdon’ & ‘ Cloudy Day in Snowdonia’
    • Sarah Eiseniohr – ‘Preserve’ & ‘Settlers’
    • Henry Moore – ‘Family Group’
    • Haida Art - Totem poles / Art as family history

    Puffins Artist Gallery