Gaudi Project

Texture in art with antoni gaudi

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


  • Clay. About 8 oz. (1 cup) air dry clay or salt dough.

  • Heavy corrugated cardboard. You can cut up old Amazon boxes. OR Foam Core (white or black) can find at the dollar store. Alternate: cereal box/cracker cartons etc. - but not preferred because of the lighter cardboard. Cut cardboard or foam core to about 8.5 x 11" - but doesn't have to be. Could be square, round or rectangular about the size of a piece of paper.

  • Paint - watercolor (preferred) or acrylic

  • Brushes – 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, legos, small toys, etc. Be creative!

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


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.

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