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+.

£6.00

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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

Acrylic paints
Blue card
Bubble wrap
Coloured paper
Foil
Fork
Glue spatula
Glue stick
Coloured sand
Paintbrush
Water-colour paper
White paper