Lesson 2: Beach textures

In this lesson pupils use a range of materials, from cardboard to foil, to replicate the textures found at the seaside. Easy to adapt to other landscapes

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • Exploring different textures

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
  • Learn about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Might need help matching the correct textures to the different areas of the picture. 


Pupils working at greater depth: Should use a range of appropriate materials to create the correct textures from the image, applying them accurately and carefully.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


Created by:
Paul Carney,  
Art & Design specialist
Paul has 22 years experience of teaching art as a specialist subject in both Primary and Secondary schools. He is a council member with the The National Society for Education and his expertise has led him to deliver CPD for…
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