Art and Design

To think about the importance of art in our daily lives, you only have to stop and think what our world would be like without art! 

Art is about exploring our creative side. It is about looking at the world and expressing your ideas about it. It brings people joy, brightens our world and often makes us pause and reflect on important issues.


At Ireby, we want all children to appreciate and enjoy their art. It is not about right or wrong, it is about expression. 

Often, we work with local artists and artisans who

inspire us! Children learn a range of artistic

techniques and how to use them creatively. Often we

sketch and paint in situ - looking at the views that inspired

artists from Percy Kelly to William Wordsworth. We also

understand that art takes many forms, which is why we also

use photography and nature to express our ideas.