Maritime Academy Trust

Maritime is a charitable education trust with schools across London and the South East.

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Art is not what you see, but what you makes others see.

Edgar Degas  

Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. At Brooklands we aim to engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As pupils progress, we encourage them to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art. We also teach pupils how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.

Art is an important part of school life at Brooklands. Children are given many opportunities to learn new skills and try out new mediums as well as build and develop previous learning as they graduate through the school. 


We aim to give opportunities for all our pupils:

  •  To produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences
  • To generate ideas (a key strand of art, craft and design education is to help pupils generate and develop their own original ideas.
  • To develop personal and creative responses through diverse opportunities to generate original ideas in a variety of ways and to use different media and processes 
  • To investigate, analyse, experiment and work expressively to explore and record their observations, imagination, feelings and personal responses when engaged in creative processes and when making outcomes 
  • To become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques
  •  To have opportunities to make their own work and to use materials and techniques purposefully.
  • To respond thoughtfully and act with purpose to develop skills, selecting and controlling suitable tools and systems with increasing proficiency to achieve intended outcomes
  • To have opportunities to work in a range of scales (from a small size to large scale works) in 2 and 3 dimensions 
  • To have opportunities to work do drawing for different purposes- using a range of media such as charcoal, pencils of different grades (hard to soft), graphite sticks, coloured pencils, oil pastels, chalk pastels,  crayons, wax, markers, ball point pens, inventive mark making tools, ink pens, erasers and putty rubbers;
  • To experience painting for different purposes and in different ways, exploring diverse techniques and processes such as wash, strokes, layers, blending and others
  • To engage in printmaking using monoprint, collage, hand printing with rollers and cloth wads, or using a roller
  • To use sculpture processes such as construction: using card, paper, wood, wire, and surfaces using plaster, papier maché, found materials.