Fantastic Faces Art Box

There are few things as fantastic as the human face, the three artists we are focusing on in this box – Johannes Vermeer, Chris Ofili and Frida Kahlo – all painted portraits, but at completely different times in history, and in completely different places around the world.

67 in stock



What's the story behind Fantastic Faces?

Artists’ portraits have always been more than just a record of a face. In olden times, when they were commissioned to show off the power, importance, beauty, wealth or learning of the sitter, they tended to flatter. Painters such as William Hogarth, who refused to pander to their sitters’ vanity, tended to be short of work! In contrast, modern artists have painted their friends and lovers in whatever way they pleased. Look, for example, at Francis Bacon’s distorted faces or Picasso’s distinctly unflattering pictures of women.

What's inside the box?

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

What materials will I receive?

Set of 6 Colourful Inks
Water-colour Paper
Glue Stick
Tissue Paper
Calico Fabric

Any recommendations for this theme?

Let’s Make Faces by Hanoch Piven, Atheneum Books for Young Readers
500 Portraits: 25 Years of the BP Portrait Award by Peter Mather and Sandy Nairne, National Portrait Gallery
What Makes Me A Me? by Ben Faulks and David Tazzyman, Bloomsbury Children’s Books


Warning! Not suitable for children under 36 months – small parts. Potential choking hazards and sharp points. Do not ingest any items within the box. Adult supervision recommended.