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Texture Dot Prints

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will create a number of simple air-dry clay stamps that show various textures. The stamps will be used to create a series of small “dot” prints that will be used in a collage design.

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Areas of Study

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Lesson Objectives

Explore the difference between implied and real texture.

Create stamps from air-dry clay that show various textures from the classroom environment.

Ink and print the stamps.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Explain both implied texture and real texture.
  • Show how to create a small sphere from clay and press into a texture.
  • Demonstrate how to ink, print, and cut out texture dot prints.
  • Facilitate a discussion on how art can incorporate materials from one’s own environment.

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National Standards


Create

Explore uses of materials and tools to create works of art or design.

VA:Cr2.1.1a

Experiment with various materials and tools to explore personal interests in a work of art or design.

VA:Cr2.1.2a

Make art or design with various materials and tools to explore personal interests, questions, and curiosity.

VA:Cr1.2.2a

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

10 minutes

Demonstration Time

15 minutes

Student Studio Time

2 hours

Supplies and Materials

  • Air-dry clay
  • Ink pads or markers
  • White paper for printing
  • Construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue sticks
  • Black permanent markers

National Standards


Create

Explore uses of materials and tools to create works of art or design.

VA:Cr2.1.1a

Experiment with various materials and tools to explore personal interests in a work of art or design.

VA:Cr2.1.2a

Make art or design with various materials and tools to explore personal interests, questions, and curiosity.

VA:Cr1.2.2a

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Steps

Review Texture

Define what texture is. Review, discuss, and give examples of textures.

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Instructional Materials

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What Is Texture?

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What Is Collage

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Lists

Basic Printmaking Vocabulary

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Worksheet

Take an Art Walk

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Summative

Mini Artist Statement

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