We will 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.
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’s inside the box?
3 Art projects inspired by 3 different artists with clear instructions to start independent creativity.
1 Leaflet of process ideas and LoLA recommendations.
Plenty of quality art materials for one child, with lots left over for your art supplies.
What materials will I receive?
Acrylic paint set
Bag of coloured sand
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See Van Gogh’s art in the flesh!
Van Gogh and Britain, Tate Britain,
27 March – 11 August 2019