Tactile Texture Art Cards
These art projects look at how Van Gogh simulates the sensation of texture in his famous “Starry Night” painting; at how Eric Carle uses painted collage papers to create texture in his illustrations; and at Cy Twombly‘s layering of thick paint to create abstract art. This digital download is delivered as a PDF, tailored for ages 6+.
The story of Tactile Texture
Ever wanted to touch a work of art that you thought you were only supposed to look at? It happens to us all. Because the texture of a work, the tactile quality of its surface, appeals to our sense of touch and can evoke feelings of pleasure, discomfort or familiarity. The texture they create is not always real. A real rock, for example, might feel rough or smooth, and it definitely feels hard when touched or picked up. A painter depicting a rock can create the illusion of these qualities through the use of elements such as colour, line and shape.
What will I receive?
A link via email to download a digital PDF including:
3 art projects inspired by 3 different artists with clear instructions to start independent creativity.
1 leaflet about the art theme and an additional activity
Some of the materials you may need at home for these projects