This resource was created by Abigail Schmid, Von Scully, and Kate Reilly.
This is the third and final installment out of our three-part series on texture, where we explore the physical sensations associated with natural surfaces within the scope of language, anatomy, and art. Explore Part 1 and Part 2 of this lesson series.
The natural world around us is a work of art in and of itself, so artists throughout history have been inspired to mimic and display its beauty using various mediums and styles. Whether an artistic piece is made using a pencil and paper (such as creating nature rubbings, which we explored in Part 2 of our Textures in Nature series) or the artist uses natural elements in the piece, the idea is always the same: to experience a shared appreciation for nature. Texture is a dynamic and expressive component of art and can be used to study the natural world through its artistic applications.
In this final installment of the series, participants will be studying the environment through artistic theory and application.
This lesson plan is comprised of several parts, listed here:
- Creating Textured Nature Art
- Activity: Create Naturally Textured Landscape Art
- Activity: Explore Soil Texture and Sculpture
- Texture in 2D Art
- Activity: Observe Implied Texture
- Activity: Paint Implied Texture
- Viewing Natural Art
- Activity: Evaluating and Understanding Art Pieces
- Sample Learning Standards