Expressive Art & Design

What is expressive arts and design?

Expressive arts and design covers music, art, design and dance. It’s divided into two aspects. ‘Creating with materials’ focuses on how children use tools, materials and resources to be creative, including such aspects as the techniques they use to paint, how they use construction materials such as bricks and how they use objects as props during role play. ‘Being imaginative and expressive’ is about how children use their imagination in a variety of ways and how they explore the different sounds that musical instruments make, as well as knowing a range of songs and stories.