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Students investigate different painting techniques by studying classic works of art.  In this art history instructional activity, students observe the famous Madonna and Child with Saints painting and describe the texture and images they notice.  Students create their own texture collage using fabrics and materials brought by the teacher.
Students create textural animal sculptures. They explore how to accent their pices to make it look metallic.
Students study zoanthids. In this science and art instructional activity, students use line to create texture and how to use colors to create value. Students share their beautiful mat zoanthids with the rest of the class.
Students examine and discuss various landscapes from the Getty Museum. They create postcards featuring landscapes that incorporate rubbings to create texture. They write letters on the backs of their postcards describing their landscapes.
Students explore the basics of working with polymer clay. They experiment with textures, inclusions. Students explore adding sand or glitter to their inclusions. Students create textured beads from the clay.
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!
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 experience how texture is one of the six basic elements of design. It gives an image authenticity and 'flavor'. It invites the audience to enter a piece and encourages each viewer to experience rather than simply observe.
Young artists of all ages create texture using dried slabs of pourable acrylic paint. They experiment with texture by turning a liquid into a solid and finally into a 3-D work of art. This lesson uses easy-to-find materials, and the results are visually stunning. Worth your consideration, for sure!
Students examine pictures of owls in order to create their own. In this art lesson, students design their own owls using three separate types of patterns. Finally, the students share their images and complete a worksheet about owls.
Students explore different painting techniques. In this visual arts lesson, students use various materials to create different textures in their paintings. Students use wax paper and foam boards to create unique art pieces.
Students examine how lines in poems create texture. They compare and contrast different types of lines used. They practice reading poems aloud taking into consideration the cadence.
Students explore a variety of everyday objects and group them according to their textures. They create a clay portrait, learning how to manipulate the material and tools to create different textures.
Students view works of art and consider the artist's use of brushstrokes, paint layering and opposite colors to create texture. They select a painting that displays a strong use of texture and imitate some of the artist's techniques.
Students create textured pottery. In this multicultural arts instructional activity, students follow step-by-step directions to create textured pottery with a multicultural design out of self-hardening clay.
Fourth graders use clay to create a slab vase with a surface design that emphasizes the elements shape and texture. They complete a self-evaluation of their project which is imbedded in this plan.
Everybody has a special place they like to go. I hang out on top of the fridge, for example. Upper graders analyze the painting Mountain Lake, in terms of technique, style, and imagery. They then write or draw a place that expresses personal emotion and memory. A class discussion concludes the lesson.
Students creat owls through the use of slabs of clay with pinched beak and tufts. They use a clay tool or nail to add shape to mak wings. Students use shells, and other items to create texture. After the creations have dried, students apply color and glaze.
Students create abstract paintings using video clips, music, and the art ideas of composition, line, and color. This excellent instructional activity for Art and/or Music students includes resource links and ideas for cross-curricular instructional activity extensions.

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