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Lesson Plans

Re: artsednet-digest V2 #1054

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Sat, 7 Nov 1998 02:19:26 EST

In a message dated 11/6/98 9:48:10 PM Eastern Standard Time, owner-artsednet- writes:

<< Doing a texture lesson in my art club next week for elementary students.
be giving them some textures to draw using observational skills. However I
not sure if it is good to do more than one texture during the meeting? What
ya think? Any ideas on doing more with texture for drawing?
Thanks so much.
Susan >>
I recently attained a large quantity of "goose gourds" from a local gardener.
They are dried, and light tan in color. After washing them, "experiencing"
them and drawing them just one time, I am going to incorporate a Texture
lesson...I am going to have students "create" the illusion of a texture on the
surface of the gourds...with marker, paint, etc. What do you think? Am a
little worried about this. (These are 6th Graders...a big class, in need of
challenging.) Wondering if I should just have them paint them, and have fun
with just that. Had this idea a while ago, and I am still debating. I
thought feathers, ruffles, lines, etc., would be a unique approach to these
beautiful gourds, and just in time for Thanksgiving/Holiday gift giving,
rather than seeming too crafty with "put an eye on each side, then tie a bow
on the neck." That is what the woman who grows them and sells them does with
each one. Any comments? Need to know by next week!