When the spring weather turns up the heat everyone begins to dream of summer. This kills motivation in the classroom so I just go with the flow.
It is a treat to say, you are all going outside today. We are beginning to study texture and making rubbings is a great way to start. Everyone is given a graphite stick and some newsprint and it turns into a giant treasure hunt to find an array of textures.
Since it is an open-ended assignment the collages that they make in this single class session vary in size and shape. Content also varies from one student to the next.