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ART CLASS The visual elements Bilingual Section IES LLANERA

TEXTURE

Definition: The surface


quality of materials, either
actual (tactile) or implied
(visual). The term is often
misused to refer only to
rough surfaces but this is
not correct. All surfaces
have texture.

ACTIVITY 1
Identifying Textures: Answer the exercise given in the photocopy

TACTILE TEXTURE is the actual 3D feel of a texture. Tactile means


touch. Painters like Van Gogh can use sand in their pant to get a texture
on their painting.

VISUAL TEXTURE refers to the illusion of the surface's texture. It is


what tactile texture looks like (on a 2D surface). The textures you see
in a photograph are visual textures. No matter how rough objects in the
photograph look, the surface of the photograph is smooth and flat.

ACTIVITIES 2 & 3

2- Tactile texture:
Time
1 hour

Materials
Presentation that introduces texture (Blog Hello Plastica!)
White or coloured card size A4
Scissors
ART CLASS The visual elements Bilingual Section IES LLANERA

Glue sticks
Assorted “texture materials” such as cotton balls, sand, plastic, metal,
sand paper, textured papers, leaves, pipe cleaners, paper towels, etc.
Use materials that can be easily glued or taped with the masking tape.
Procedure
1. Create 12 squares of 50X50 mm. using materials with different
textures.
2. Stick them on the card and write below the name of the material that
you have used.

3- Visual texture:

Time
1 hour

Materials
Presentation that introduces texture (Blog Hello Plastica!)
White or coloured card size A4
12 squares of thin paper, 50 mm. each.
Scissors
Coloured pencils
Felt tip pens
Graphite pencils
Tempera paint
Piece of cloth
Cotton balls
Teeth brush
Etc.

Procedure
1. Create 12 squares of 50X50 mm. with white thin paper.
2. Make a different visual texture in each square, using different art
techniques:
- Rubbing (frottage)
- Painting with the fingers
- Painting with cotton
- Painting with a piece of cloth
- Print and stamp using different things
- Dripping painting, etc