In the first week, each child made a texture test booklet. We discussed that texture is how something feels, but sometimes artists use repetition and patterns to create certain textures. Each group had several texture plates that they created textures from by doing a crayon rubbing. They identified their favorites and named them.
in the second week we learned about how to draw objects starting with simple shapes and then breaking each part down and identifying similar shapes. Each child choose an animal to draw and created a background for their animal. They took a great deal of time and effort in trying to get as much detail in as possible.
In the third week we then applied the textures that they experimented with in the first week into their finished drawing. The children had some wonderful realistic pictures and of course some amazing creative backgrounds.