Sunday, April 10, 2016

3rd Grade Implied Texture Exercise



Artwork by Tayla

When it comes to the art element of texture, third graders are ready to move beyond the textures of artworks they can really feel to creating texture on a two-dimensional work that only looks like it can be felt.  In art, this is referred to as implied texture.  I found a simple exercise online that allows students to give each of their five fingers (after tracing a hand) a different implied texture. I show them examples of several textures, but they are free to try their own, too.  We also use very fine point pens to allow the detail required to make these textures successful.

Artwork by Amber


Artwork by Rose

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