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Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol born Andrew Warhola was born on 6th August 1928. He died on the 22nd February 1987. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture, and advertising.

Warhol liked to use colour and transferred this in to the recognisable pop art prints shown on the right. Many of his creations are very collectible and highly valuable. The highest price ever paid for a Warhol painting is $105 million.

Interesting fact:

In 1968, there was an shooting at Warhol’s factory. The attempted murder had a profound  effect on Warhol's life and art.


Andy Warhol - Marilyn Monroe


Andy Warhol - John Lennon


Airedale Junior School are proud to provide a creative, diverse and stimulating curriculum through the teaching of art and design, which children find inspiring. We promote the use of children’s creativity not just in the arts, but across the whole curriculum.
Art and Design is a non-core subject in the National Curriculum. Activities at AJS are planned so that the children build upon their prior learning, ensuring that all abilities of children have the opportunity to develop their creative skills, knowledge and understanding.

Purpose of study:
Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education should 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, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.


The national curriculum for art aims to ensure that all pupils:
 Produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences
 Become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques
 Evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design
 Know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms

At Airedale pupils will be taught to…….
 Create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review, revisit and evaluate ideas
 Improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay]
 Research great artists, architects and designers in history

In Art lessons children will be taught to:
 Explore the different elements of Art and Design through experiencing: Drawing, Printing, Painting, Collage, Sculpture and Textile
 Record from first – hand experience and from imagination, select their own ideas to use in their work, developing creativity and imagination through a range of activities
 Explore their creative and imaginative talents, develop different techniques using a variety of materials and tools safely
 Be reflective and evaluate their own work as well as other peoples
 Explore the work of different artists, to enhance their skills