Scales and Skin: Exploring Visual Texture
Overview of the Lesson: The lesson explores texture in the natural world and involves students in the refinement of drawing skills through observation and experimentation. Students incorporate pattern as well as visual texture in finished artworks that demonstrate balance and unity.
Big Idea: Visual texture can imitate real texture and make works of art more interesting to viewers.
Goals. To demonstrate:
- increased awareness of texture in the environment and how it can be translated to a two-dimensional (flat) surface,
- increased skill in observational drawings that incorporate texture and pattern.