Kindergarten, first and second graders started with a study of texture and the various techniques that can be used to create an illusion of texture. We looked at examples of different monsters and talked about how artists make monsters look in books and movies. We talked about what makes a good variety in texture to avoid a flat piece of artwork. The students spent a day testing different techniques and deciding which ones they liked best for their own monster. They then made their own Texture Monster; they started by making an outline of their monster using different design ideas. They could choose to give their monster an item to accompany them. Then they added at least three different textures into their monster!