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Clay Texture Plates

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Students of the 1st grade studied the element of texture in art. They learned that texture is how something feels to the touch or appears to feel. Students looked at various objects and described the texture they observed (smooth, rough, wet, furry, etc). They also explored the textures found in the art room. Using clay and found materials around the art room, students created texture plates. First they kneaded the clay and created a slab. They then used found materials & tools to create impressions into the clay surface. After the clay dried, students described the texture of the plate they created using texture based vocabulary words. They had a blast creating these plates!