Texture Monsters

My 12-week exploratory class made the above examples.

We began the class by reading Maurice Sendak’s “Where the Wild Things Are.” Then we reread the book through the eyes of an illustrator and noted all the rich textures. Finally, I had my students fill out a worksheet with some of the various textures they saw.

Then we created our monsters. Today the kids made their first monster with no texture. Tomorrow they will reproduce their monsters four times and apply a different texture to each one.


Published by Welcome to the Art Side - Art with Mrs. Dowd

Navigating my way through middle school while trying to engage and inspire. I teach 6th, 7th, and 8th grade visual art and CTE Digital Design at McFadden Intermediate.

One thought on “Texture Monsters

  1. Hi, do you happen to have a link to the handouts you used to give examples of visual texture? Love this project idea and your examples. Thanks!


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