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Texture Art Cards

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These representations of animals could all be described as “soft” but we can also use other words, such as smooth, furry, fuzzy, hairy, etc. Use the other themes’ cards as well and see what textures can be found in each art piece.


Questions to start discussions with your child:

“Which animal looks the softest?”

“Can we find something that looks as fluffy as the bunny?”

“Do you think the horse is softer than the cat?”

“What animal looks the smoothest/silkiest?”

In order from left to right:


“Cat and Bird” by Paul Klee, 1928, Museum of Modern Art, New York City, USA

“The Ox” by Joseph Stella, 1929

“Young Hare” by Albrecht Durer, 1502, Albertina, Vienna, Austria

“Whistlejacket” by George Stubbs, 1762, National Gallery, London, UK


How to use:


Print cards on cardstock or regular paper and then glue onto cardstock.  To use as a matching activity, make two copies.

More artists and artworks that demonstrate texture:

Jan van Eyck, “The Arnolfini Portrait”

Gustave Caillebotte, “Place de l’Europe on a Rainy Day”

Salvador Dalí, ”Girl at a Window”

Jason de Graaf’s oil paintings

Vincent van Gogh, “The Starry Night” (and many of his other paintings)

Justin Gaffrey

J.M.W. Turner, “Rain, Steam, and Speed–The Great Western Railway”

Jan van Huysum’s flower paintings

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