For middle school and high school, we really got into textures in clay. I had lace textures, kitchen gadgets, stamps (a variety of different pattern sets), metal letter printing blocks, texture rolling pins.....and the list goes on.
A project I did with high school (and 8th grade) was collagraph prints. We used all sorts of textures....potato sacks, burlap, various fabrics (some fine woven - some more loosely woven -- corduroy...etc), sand papers, wallpaper, string, doilies.....on an on....Gesso the plate to seal. But you would have to have a printing press for best results in printing. Ken Schwab did some prints inspired by Japanese Kimonos that were just stunning.
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From: Ramos, Myriam
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Sent: Monday, March 10, 2003 9:25 AM
I'm tired of my usual texture design: rubbings plus magazine pictures plus real textures in a collage. I give them a theme like landscape or emotions. But I would like to do something new this semester. My classes are smaller for once. Any high school "basic" suggestion out there?