Saturday, November 21, 2009
Melissa A., Art Teacher at Jay H.S., November 18, 2009
Melissa introduced the idea of texture and explained to the students why this lesson was important to their next unit on drawing. Students felt different textures on the table and described them. Next, they were asked to find three textures in the room and reproduce them by making rubbing of them on the paper. Students then took the textures and created collages. At the end of the lesson, the students debriefed with Melissa and she displayed examples of texture in drawings. This was an excellent example of frontloading a concept and building a baseline understanding of key vocabulary word. Bravo!