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Maybe this can be a springboard for someone's texture lesson. I plan to
use Ellen's (Sears) contribution next week incorporating the work of water
colorist Charles Burchfield. It's a stretch from his real style, but the
kids are exposed to another technique and yet another artist and most of
all - a fun activity that includes application of new knowledge!
I struggle all the time to find new ways to teach my (learning and
behavioral disorder) students real art concepts, especially when the
administration wants to see crafty things. Don't you hate that attitude
about what art class should be?
Oh my! I better get off my soap box before someone pushes me off!
see my little CHERUBS at http://www.geocities.com/got2teach
Rubbings are fine, but they are visual and generally children cannot bring
the objects used. Try collecting or having them collect textured materials
and once enough are on hand use them to create texture designs and collect
rubbing off of the designed surface. Have them order textures from rough
smooth in a gradient design. Hve them identify textural qualities and them
select represednttive ones from a box of materials you've gathered.
> Thank you everyone who submitted ideas for lessons on texture. All of
> said to do rubbings of one sort or another. I will try it! Susan