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Ever try impasto? Famous artists including Rembrandt and van Gogh used this 3-D technique! Create bold paintings with Crayola Texture It! Mixing Medium.
Invite students to find out about artists who used a technique called impasto—thick, textured paint with visible brush strokes—to create 3-D effects. How did they make textured paint? Learn more about some of their famous paintings done in this style.
This is a quick, contemporary way to achieve much the same effect! To create the impasto mixture, tear soft paper such as facial tissue or tissue paper into small pieces. In a bowl, students use a craft stick to stir Crayola School Glue with the paper.
Students cover their work areas with recycled newspaper. Spread the impasto mixture on watercolor paper with a craft stick or other tool. Experiment with different amounts and styles of application. Air-dry work on a flat surface for at least a day.
Students combine Crayola Premier™ Tempera Paints with the Texture It! Mixing Medium. Bold color combinations look great on impasto! Prepare a variety of different colors and combinations to get dramatic effects. Paint impasto surfaces. Air-dry paintings overnight.
In small groups, ask students to share their work and discuss how they each incorporated learning about Impasto techniques into their original artwork.
Storytelling meets visual arts in the style of Jacob Lawrence, African American artist and storyteller.
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