Our newest unit is all about TEXTURE. Students are using implied and actual texture to create a wide variety of artwork.
Kindergartners are creating tissue paper and mixed media collages based on the writing and illustrations of Eric Carle. Hungry caterpillars and mixed-up chameleons all around!
First graders are learning about ways art can impact society. Artist Andy Lakey used texture in art to create work that people could feel. He was the inspiration for our actual texture paintings.
Second grade is drawing inspiration from Gustav Klimt's Tree of Life to create a textured tree of life that seems to pop off the page.
Third grade is using implied texture to create landscapes inspired by traditional Japanese landscape painters.
Fourth grade is also exploring implied texture by creating collage landscapes using magazine scraps in unexpected ways.
Fifth grade is using texture as a form of personal expression. They are creating abstract self-portraits and symbolic license plates. They are using found objects as a base and then using tin tooling for the surface textures.
Lauren Dziadosz is a K-5 art teacher at Hedke and Anderson Elementary Schools in Trenton, Michigan