Fabulous Food


This month we are inspired by Arcimboldo’s puzzle-like portraits made up of fruits, vegetables and flowers, Thiebaud and his painted rows of cakes, and Cezanne’s famous chunky paintings of apples and oranges.

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Food in Art

Food has always played a role in art: Stone Age cave painters used vegetable juice and animal fats as binding ingredients in their paints, and the Egyptians carved pictures of crops and bread on hieroglyphic tablets. We begin our journey during the Renaissance, where Giuseppe Arcimboldo, a painter at the Royal Court in Prague, took food painting to a new level with his puzzle-like portraits in which the facial features were made up of fruits, vegetables and flowers. Included in this box are some special jelly-projects inspired by the very inventive Bompas & Parr, who create multi-sensory experience design.

With each ‘Fabulous Food’ box bought, a donation will be made to Chef’s In Schools who work to help schools completely transform the standards of school food and food education.

What's inside the box?

3 Art projects inspired by 3 different artists with clear instructions.
1 Leaflet of process ideas and LoLA recommendations.
Plenty of quality art materials for your child, with lots left over for your art supplies.

What materials will I receive?

Acrylic paints
Black paper
Jelly mould
Glue stick
Glue spatula
Watercolour paper
White paper

Any recommendations for related books or trips?

Delicious, The Life and Art of Wayne Thiebaud by Susan Rubin, Chronicle Books
Borough Market fruit and vegetable stalls, London
Lunch Lady Magazine