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Re: texture

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Kr8fmom (Kr8fmom)
Sat, 1 Nov 1997 18:17:20 EST

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I introduce texture to my kindergarteners first through the use of blindfolds
and passing around objects for them to touch and describe through the use of
words like rough, scratchy, smooth, fluffy. Then, we talk about how important
the sense of touch is--to everyone. Next, I pass around Braille books and
have the kids feel the words and the pictures. Some have raised pictures as
well. We talk about how some people use their fingers to see and how artists
sometimes have us use our eyes to feel. We then do texture rubbings and then
move on to pattern to show a texture. We'll review these concepts when we do
clay later and press objects into the clay to produce a texture that can be
both seen and felt. I use these concepts with a variety of lessons, but once
they're carefully introduced, the kids rarely forget them.

Sue Webster
K-6 art
Waukesha, WI

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