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Art & Design

Art and Design at Bishopthorpe Infant School


The purpose of Art and Design education is to give pupils the skills, concepts and knowledge necessary for them to express their responses to ideas and experiences in a visual or tactile form. It fires their imagination and is a fundamental means of personal expression. Art and Design stimulates creativity and imagination. At Bishopthorpe Infant School we encourage children’s natural creativity so that they can become confident and enthusiastic artists.

Art and Craft Open Sessions


Once a year parents are invited to join us in school for a craft session. This is a great chance to explore your child's classroom and work along side your child on a craft project. Here are some of the brilliant parrots that Year 1 made at their previous craft session.  



Last year our EYFS children were lucky enough to have a workshop from Bish Bash Pot where they learned how to use clay to create their own coil pot. They were then painted and taken away to be fired in the kiln. These are the finished result, we think they look very professional!

Art and Craft Club


Each term a different year group is given the opportunity to take part in an Art and Craft Club ran by Miss Patrick. This is a super opportunity to explore different techniques and learn new skills. If you would like your child to take part, please keep a look out the letter which will be sent home a few weeks before the club is due to start.