AccessArt & The Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge: Touch

To coincide with The Human Touch, an exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, AccessArt has collated a collection of resources to help pupils and teachers explore the sense of touch in making art. 

The exhibition explore how we use our hands to leave traces, make art and symbolise emotion and intention. The resources below can be used as starting points to explore ideas about our sense of touch in the classroom or studio.


Drawing & Mark Making

Making “Feely” Drawings

Doodle Ball

Drawing Like a Caveman

Painting with Plasticine

Hands, Feet, Flowers


Quick Clay Sketches

Sensing Form

Making Mini Food

Painted Clay

Fruit Pinch Pot

Beyond Clay