We aim to increase children’s confidence and competence when using a variety of media and techniques in art. Art lessons are often linked to the classes’ topic at that time, enabling a creative curriculum approach. An awareness of colour, shape, balance, focus and proportion is developed alongside the use of symbols to convey ideas and feelings. The study of a wide range of artists and designers complements this work. We regularly use the art gallery at Compton Verney as a starting point for learning.