Texture in Art Teacher Resources
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Texture With Chemical Reactions
Students explore the use of different textures in watercolor paintings in this late-elementary lesson. Emphasis is placed upon the art element of texture using the science of chemical reaction. The lesson includes one possible extension.
Fifth graders observe artworks of cardboard weaving for their art elements and principles of organization. In this cardboard weaving lesson, student create their own and compare artworks of the past and present. Students self evaluate their artworks.
Texture is the name of the game. Learners consider visual texture by creating rubbings from actual textured objects. They glue a variety of objects onto a piece of paper, then make a rubbing that shows each object's texture, visually. They make a map of their favorite places by making rubbings that represent each place. Neat idea!
Textures and Poetry
Kids discuss texture in art and in poetry. They use the elements of art and design to create highly dimensional and textural collages. Then they write a five line poem which describes what they feel, see, and hear when they are in their favorite place.
Visual Texture Stationery for Mother's Day
We all love having a great project to send home for Mother's Day. Here, the class will discuss repetition, pattern, and texture found in Van Gough's Starry Night, then they will create a collage using each of the discussed elements of art. They'll create rubbings of their collages and then paint them with a resist technique. A great end result; perfect for mom.
Texture and the sense of touch go hand-in-hand. Little ones learning about touch create texture-rich collages they can both see and feel. They paste a variety of fabrics onto a hand-shaped cut out. Tip: Create similar collages for each of the five senses.
Students, in groups, create three-dimensional sculptures from found objects. They paint their sculptures and write essays that reflect on the collaborative creative project.
WPA Art and Visual Elements of Art
Students recognize the following formal elements om art: visual and tactile texture; shape or contour; value. They create a 2-D or 3-D work of art that embodies this element strongly.
Elements of Art: Vincent Van Gogh
Students explore a variety of different art elements including line, shape, color and texture. They view and discuss works by Vincent Van Gogh. A strong descriptive vocabulary is also included to critique their own and others' art.
If These Walls Could Talk
Students investigate the influence of the Enlightenment on American society and government. In this Enlightenment instructional activity, students work cooperatively in groups to define the principles of the Enlightenment, American democracy, and analyze the reflection of these concepts in art and architecture. Students create architectural designs that use Neoclassical art elements.
Elements of Design
Students define basic design vocabulary. They examine fabrics and sort into similar piles, design a picture of a beautiful room and label each art element in the design. They read an article from an interior design magazine and summarize it.
Rhythm, Patterns, Color, and Texture in Art and Poetry
Seventh graders discover the meaning of rhythm, patterns, color, and texture by creating a class symphony. They can create this symphony to a historical work of art also. They make sounds and music individually, which the teacher conducts as a symphony.
"Snake Supper" Sequence of Patterns
Pattern recognition is a basic skill that can be used in art, language, and math. Young artists create snakes by stringing beads in a specific pattern. They discuss patterns and texture in art as well as in nature. This activity would be great as part of a station rotation.
Seventh graders create 3 original tessellation using polygons. They slide, turn, rotate and glide their designs on the computer. They print their tessellation on a T-shirt and teach the 6th graders about tessellations.
You will lead your class to look at the art and artifacts of others and discover how line is used to make meaning. In this line detectives lesson plan, students investigate, explore and discover line as a basic element of art through five art lessons. In the first 3 lessons students apply their knowledge of line to a drawing. In the fourth and fifth lessons, students create artworks using their line knowledge and experience. A beginning and experienced version is provided.
Notes Unit 1: Art Fundamentals
Here is a guide for your middle schoolers to use while you are providing a lecture on the basics of art. They use this worksheet to aid them as they take notes on the purpose of art, art elements, properties of art, and art principles. Note: This may also be useful as a quiz.
East Meets West: The Art of Simplicity
Fifth graders examine the influences of Japan on American life through this three lesson unit. Feudal Japan with its traditional arts and culture is contrasted with current developments of the country.
Students investigate the concept of drawing a line. They have to work on hand eye coordination skills in order to master the objectives of the lesson. Students further artistic development by attempting this skill.
Goldsworthy Project: Building With the Five Elements of Art
Seventh graders explore the five elements of art: line, shape, value, texture and color. They collect items from nature and arrange them aesthetically taking the five elements into consideration. They consider their work from several angles and determine the best way for their piece to be photographed.
Using Lines, Dots, And Shapes To Create the Illusion O
Students create the illusion of texture using lines, dots, and shapes in a rendering of an animal.