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'Home is where the Art is'

Whilst stuck at home there are lots of really brilliant things you could be doing with your children!

Here is a website with some useful links for EYFS children;

And also one for KS1 & KS2 children;


There is also a nice activity where you make a collage snail, copying the famous artist Henry Matisse!

Henri Matisse, ‘The Snail’ 1953

This is the snail he made and you can follow the instructions here;

If you like the Gruffalo, the illustrator Axel Scheffler has made a fun video for you to follow to draw your very own Gruffalo! You can watch the video here;

If the Gruffalo isn’t really your thing, perhaps a different character?

Sketchbooks! An online course for children, families, parents and teachers.

There are also some stay at home art packs you might want to download too!

Art is where the home is - Pack 1

Art is where the home is - Pack 2

Also, have a look at Leeds Art Gallery’s Facebook page.   They are posting the following features throughout the week:

  • Art Class from Home
  • Art Homework Questions answered
  • Art for Museum From Home (this links to the objects being shared daily by Leeds Discovery Centre)


Stay home, stay safe and stay arty!

 Miss Mosley



At St Augustine’s Catholic Primary School we value art because:

Art and design contributes to the development of the whole child emotionally, aesthetically, spiritually, intellectually and socially. It creates in the child a sense of enjoyment, a sense of purpose and creativity.

It provides pupils with a unique way of perceiving themselves and the world, which is not taught in other areas of the curriculum and which is essential to basic education. 



Art at St Augustine’s.

By the time the children leave St Augustine’s they will have learnt a range of skills, worked with a range of different materials and learnt about a range of different artists. Art is something we consider to be cross-curricular and we try to incorporate art within as many different subjects as we can!

We believe art is something to be celebrated and we are proud to display the fabulous artwork our children produce. We also enter art competitions, both citywide and within school, so far partaking in a Christmas themed competition and the Year of the Word art competition.

In the future we hope to celebrate World Art Day, each year group focusing on a different artist for the day and then using this inspiration for their own artwork, trips to the Leeds Art Gallery and working with some students from Leeds College of Art.

In the words of Picasso, “Every child is an artist!”.

Please take a look at some of the brilliant things our children have produced!