Friday, September 14, 2012

Working with Texture

How can you use different textures in your next picture?  What textures are around you when you step outside?

Materials:  2 sheets of white paper, colored construction paper, scissors, crayons, glue

1.       Let’s get some texture!  Unpeel the paper from three different crayons.  Take them and 2 sheets of white paper outside.  Place your paper on top of different surfaces (bricks, concrete, trees, leaves, or anything else you’d like to try).
2.      Now lay your crayon down on the paper and rub the crayon enough times so that the bumps, lines or designs begin to show through.  Color areas of the paper in different directions and switch crayons to see if you can create various effects.  Repeat and fill up the other paper with different textures and colors. 
3.      With a scissors, cut up the textured rubbings into different shapes.
4.      Take out the construction paper and arrange the shapes on top.  Try arranging the pieces to make a house, an animal, a robot, a skyscraper, a vehicle or an interesting creature.
5.       It’s ok to begin without a plan, just move the pieces around until you see something start to form. Glue the shapes down and enjoy your textured creation.

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