This project began by drawing a city showing depth by overlapping and including items in the foreground and background. The drawing was outlined with black and texture rubbing plates were used to create different texture while coloring with crayons. Thanks to Jayme Durrwachter for sharing this project with me. Here is my lesson plan.
We have been working on a texture learning objective, tactile and visual. We first created some visual texture on primary color construction paper with sponge rollers and tempera paint, adding pattern. Then we rolled three Model Magic pieces into spheres and gently stepped on them to create our tactile texture. Almost all shoes have texture on the bottom so we don't slip and fall and some shoes have beautiful designs as texture too! Next, we traced some organic/free-form shapes onto the painted paper, cut out and glue onto black construction paper. Finally, we glued our Model Magic pieces onto our paper and paint with Glitter It! paint. This is a lesson most of my first graders remember years later and enjoy. Thanks for Sherry Sanning from Garrett Elementary for sharing this lesson idea with me! You can find my lesson plan here. My instructional video for the second day of the lesson is below.
Second grade created these clay owls starting with a pinch pot. They used extra clay to add the details. Most details were made from rolling spheres and flattening them into pancakes. They were encouraged to added texture using clay tools for the feathers.
They were bisque fired and then glazed and re-fired.
I found this lesson on the blog: http://onecrayolashort.blogspot.com
We are covering the two types of texture, visual and tactile. On this lesson I focus on tactile texture. This is one of my own lessons, which is unusual. I tend to borrow my ideas.
We start with a piece of paper towel and twist it into something that looks like a tree branch. Glue it near the bottom of the paper.
Nest we trace and cut out an oval for the owl's body. Trace and cut out two large yellow circles and two smaller black circles and glue on for eyes. They should touch in the center of the oval, near the top. then using a small strip of black paper we draw and cut out a row of ovals and glue on the bottom of the oval for feet. I try to get them to make them also overlap the branch but the
3-D aspect makes it difficult sometimes.
Then we take a 3x5" paper fold in half and draw two arches for the one piece eyebrow. I show them what to do if their eyebrow comes out in two pieces in stead of one. Glue overlapping the center of the eyes.
We then fold a small orange paper in half and draw a triangle top sitting on the fold a the bottom. Cut out for a diamond shape and glue onto the bottom of the eyebrows for the beak. Again I show them how to use two triangles for a beak if they draw and cut wrong.
Final we take another 3x5 paper and tear into small rectangles for feathers. I show them to start a row of feathers right above the feet and move up, making sure not to cover up the beak or eyes.
These are pretty successful and the kids enjoy the finished product.
This year I found Tricia Fruglestad's Wild Thing presentation, practice sheet and video clip on the website: www.theteachingpalette.com website. I loved her practice sheet and the presentation gave so many different examples for each piece of our wild things that I had a lot more variety this year than in the past. Thanks to Tricia for sharing this great resource!
I began the lesson by watching the video of Where the Wild Things Are on Youtube. Then we discuss texture and the two types, visual and tactile. then we watched the Frugleflick on Visual texture. It was a very catchy tune and we all were singing it throughout the rest of the class. We then worked on the practice sheet of different visual textures.
The second class we used the presentation to walk through our drawing step-by-step. We then outlined our drawing with permanent marker.
The third class we used permanent marker to add the visual textures we practiced on the first day and then colored them with crayon. I am really happy with how these turned out this year and will use all of Tricia's resources again!
My great friend Sherry Sanning from Hazelwood School District shared this lesson with me, years ago. I've been teaching it ever since. Thanks Sherry!
On the first day I introduce texture, tactile and visual. We then roll small pieces of model magic into spheres that we then gently step on to get the imprint of our shoes onto. They love this and enjoy trying different parts to their shoes to get different patterns on each of their pieces.
On the second day we gadget stamped the three secondary colored paints onto three primary colored papers. They love this step as well. We talk about a good composition has overlap, things running off the edges and no big blank areas.
On the third class they trace some freeform shape templates onto the back of their stamped papers,. Cut out each shape and glue it onto black paper. I then set out random stacks of model magic pieces. (They don't get back their pieces because I want them to have a different texture on each piece and not all the same.) They glue their piece onto their collage and then use "glitter it" paint to paint the tops of the texture pieces to cover up the dirt from their shoes.
Fourth grade began working on the learning objective: I can show contrast between visual and tactile texture, last week. One of my fellow building Art Teachers, Liz Friedrich shared this lesson with me last year and I finally got to try it out. We first reviewed the two types of texture, visual and tactile and how they are different. Then we used torn and crinkled paper to create our tactile texture owl. Then we used black ink pens and black colored pencils to draw a variety of feathers over the collage to create our visual texture. I really love how they turned out. Thank you Liz for sharing this lesson with me.
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