There is a lot more to studying art at school than just playing with paints. In this section of the site you'll find what is taught in the curriculum in EYFS art, KS1 art and KS2 art and how to have fun with art projects at home.
Best art home education resources
Whether you want to learn to doodle, draw flowers, illustrate Marvel comics or create a portrait of a Disney character, our pick of the best home education resources will bring the world of art to your kitchen table. Explore art history through videos and games or pick up a pencil to have a go yourself – the only limit is your imagination.
Art is part of the national curriculum and one of the subjects your child will be taught at school. Teacher and parent Phoebe Doyle offers some practical project ideas and suggestions to help expand their knowledge and experience at home.
What your child can learn from doing a self portrait
Children often draw pictures of themselves, along with friends and family. Self portraits are actually a key part of learning and personal development, so provide the paper, pencils and opportunity for your child to have a go.
Practise drawing the following shapes: a semi-circle; a shape with 4 corners; an octagon; a shape with 3 sides; a hexagon; a shape with no corners; a shape with 4 equal length sides; a shape with 1 side; a pentagon. You might find you have the same shape in more than one box. A ruler will help you draw straight lines.
Juggle fruit. Work on the technology of the future. Plot and design a lost city, create a zoo of invented animals, learn to talk sdrawkcab and bake a pizza clock and a pastry map. How many of our wonderful brain-boosting challenges can you fit into a school holiday? All you need are some art materials, imagination and an enquiring mind to have a go at a whole host of practical and reflective activities, suitable for primary-school children (and parents, of course). Have fun!