Mixed up textured creatures
Second and third graders are learning about the surrealist artist Salvador Dali and his strange yet unique are that is inspired by dreams. They started with information and images about the artist. Then as a class we made some mixed up creatures by folding a piece of paper three times and passing it around the table and at the end one person has drawn the head, another the body and another the feet so that it automatically comes out mixed up. It was a great way to get their brains to think like Salvador! They then did a texture worksheet where they had to use implied texture to fill in each item, then they flipped the paper over and sketched four different ideas for their own mixed up creature with a different head, body and feet or tail and at least five different implied textures. They then choose their favorite and enlarged it on a big piece of paper, and added color. The last step was to do some texture rubbing on a piece of construction paper and cut their creature out and glue it to their background.