The learning objective of this tutorial is that the students will learn the basics of sculpturing and texture.
Children will also be improving their mortar skills and learn about the color pallet.
First have a discussion about various art and sculpture...ask the students what they like about it...
Explain about relief sculpturing which is 2D sculpture and texture which is the perceived surface quality of the art piece...
Sometimes texture in a painting can be given by painting in different ways ...but by giving the art texture in 2D form gives it more depth and beauty.
Perhaps you could go to an art museum and preview a few relief sculpture.....ask your students to keep those pictures in mind...for you want them to recreate some of those texture.
Step 2: Playing Texture
get your card stock and apply a generous amount of filler on it...spread it evenly and then tell the students to go wild!
They could use the best instrument God has given them (fingers!) and design their picture or use what ever they want..
we used a fork and a toy rake.
Show them the texture they can get by just slapping the picture side to side..with the fingers....this gives a raised wave look which is great for sea waves or mountains in relief sculpture.
At the end of it ...you would be amazed at the amount of texture the students came up with...even pebbles were embedded!