Gaudi Project

Texture in art with antonio gaudi

This lesson will teach students about the importance of texture and harmony in art while learning about famous modernist Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí.


  • Clay. About 8 oz. air dry clay or salt dough

  • Corrugated cardboard or carton board, prefered size 8.5 x 11" but doesn't have to be. Cut up old Amazon boxes. Alternate: cereal box/cracker cartons or museum board - but not preferred.

  • Glue - Elmers Glue All or Mod Podge

  • Paint - watercolor (preferred) or acrylic

  • Brushes – one for glue and one for paint

  • Cup of water for paint

  • Napkins or paper towels

  • Items to create texture, rocks, beads, hair brushes, combs, rollers, sticks, leaves, forks, blocks, sieves, shells, etc. Be creative!

  • (Optional) Mosiac tiles – rounded not sharp glass!, Or glass pebbles (dollar store), beads. Or check out Amazon and Etsy.


Salt Dough Recipe:

  • 1 cup flour

  • 1/4 cup salt

  • 1/2 cup water

Mix together and knead for 1-2 minutes until smooth. Dough should not be sticky or crumbly, modify small amounts of water/flour as needed. Will make one project.