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Art & Design

Art and Design at English Martyrs'

At English Martyrs', we believe that Art and Design lessons provide children with opportunities to develop imagination and creative thinking. This will help our children to perform better in a fast paced, ever changing technological world, where creativity and innovation are so important.


We believe Art and Design lessons contribute to developing the whole child, supporting emotional, cultural, moral, social and spiritual growth, where British Values are embedded. 


Personal expression is a key part of growing in our faith and the subject of Art and Design can act as a vehicle to show that expression. We use our artistic gifts and talents from God to express our own creativity and curiosity, remembering our Gospel values at the heart of everything we do.


Think and communicate like an artist

The key elements of art are: colour, line, shape, space, form, texture and value. We use these to help us discuss, analyse and evaluate our art and others' art.

Who is your teacher's favourite artist?

Celebrating Black Art and Culture...

Contemporary Black British Artists and their masterpieces

Lubaina Himid

Lubaina Himid CBE (born 1954) is a British artist and curator. She is a professor of contemporary art at the University of Central Lancashire. Her art focuses on themes of cultural history and reclaiming identities.

Himid was one of the first artists involved in the UK's Black Art movement in the 1980s and continues to create activist art which is shown in galleries in Britain, as well as worldwide. She won the Turner Prize in 2017 and was made a CBE in the 2018 Queen's Birthday Honours "for services to art."

Chris Ofili 

Christopher Ofili, (born 10 October 1968) is a British Turner Prize-winning painter who is best known for his paintings incorporating elephant dung. He was one of the Young British Artists. Since 2005, Ofili has been living and working in Trinidad and Tobago, where he currently resides in Port of Spain. He also lives and works in London and Brooklyn.

Ofili has utilised resin, beads, oil paint, glitter and lumps of elephant dung as painting elements. His work has been classified as "punk art."

Interactive Art- create art online!

Test your knowledge of art and artists!