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Re: texture

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Rosa Juliusdottir (rojul)
Wed, 29 Oct 1997 11:07:09 GMT


Hi Stacy. I have just finished a wonderful study of texture with my
youngest classes. We studied teddybears and especially their texture. I
brought in some stuffed bears and the students examined them, we discussed
what fur on animals is like, and looked at some artworks of animals, mostly
done by children(in Finland) and studied what kind of lines make fur look
like fur or an animal look furry. Then the children drew a bear on a soft
offwhite paper size A4 first with a very fat pencil(graphite) then they
did a still life with a bear and a pewter wase and a wooden bowl with
oil/wax crayons on a bigger paper also soft and in a light colour. The
still life had a red and green cloth behind it. The older group painted the
still life. They really got into the texture of the bear and made some
great works. Then the next week they did bears in clay, continued working
on the texture, but the special thing was that we cut each bear statue in
half and scooped out a bit of inside so it is like a bear jar "to keep a
little secret in". Hope this helps, regards from the far north, Rosa

>Hi everyone...I am going to start a unit on texture with first and second
>graders...first does anyone have anything out of the ordinary for me to
>try...and second can you give me some tips on how to talk about texture using
>art history or showing the students artists work. Anything is greatly
>appreciated.....thanks stacy
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