Lesson Plan Title : Abstract Art and Texture

New Themes: Rhythm, texture: actual and implied, mosaic, collage. New vocabulary includes: draw, shapes, images, design, listen, understand, unique, identify, imagine, arrange, line, straight, curve, circle, square, triangle, color, similar, different, aware, hand, eye, sound, new.


Students will be able to:

1.Describe qualities of texture and rhythm.

2.Explain how this elements are used to unify the composition.

3.Use texture and rhythm in a a composition to convey a person's identity.

Teacher will call out directions for their students and children.

Students will draw what they hear.

Students should be encouraged to listen carefully to the directions.

Students should not look at one-another's work while doing this exercise.


Students (and teacher) will see how with just one set of directions, everyone in the classroom will come up with very unique works of abstract art.

After completing this section, the student will state the differences between actual and implied texture and will also be able to recognize rhythms in the pattern.


Books, pictures, assortments of different textured papers, glue, scissors.

Construction paper (light colors)

markers- fine and thick tip (or you can substitute crayons, pencil crayons or pastels)



1.Class will begin with the explanation of texture (actual and implied)examples of both will be shown and passed around.

2.The concept of rhythm will be explained.

3.Teacher will encourage the students to use their thinking skills by discussing and questioning the subject.

4. Teacher will use the different textures and explain the rubbing process by showing the technique

5.The students will use hands on technique to better understand the characteristics of texture and rhythm


1.Students will work in pairs cutting and pasting different paper textures in order to do a portrait of their partner.

2.Progress will be monitored and any doubt will be clarified in a one on one basis.

Class Practice:

For Older Students:

Draw four straight lines from one edge of your paper to the other.

Draw two more straight lines from one edge of you paper to the other only this time, make the lines cross over the lines you have already drawn.

Draw five circles - any size - anywhere on your paper.

Draw two curved lines beginning at the edge of the paper and ending up somewhere in the middle of the paper.

Fill in three of the five circles.

Fill in four areas of your paper however you would like.

Once the drawings are complete, students should sign their work. The work should be put on display in the classroom and a discussion should take place.

Do the drawings look the same? Different? How are they similar? How are they different? Why?

Come up with as many different sets of directions as you can. You will be amazed at the unique qualities of all of the drawings.

Learning Checkup:

1.How is actual texture different of implied texture? point and example.

2.How can we create rhythm in Art artwork?

Wrap Up:

1.Review the various ways to create rhythm and textures in art work

2.Selected students will put their works in the front of the class, and the class will identify the different textures present in the composition.

Do the drawings look the same? Different? How are they similar? How are they different? Why?