Lesson 3: Texture 2: Frottage

Children are introduced to 'frottage', tearing their rubbings from the previous lesson to make pictures in the style of the artist who created the technique, Max Ernst

Learning Objectives

  • Knowing I can create a picture from the rubbings that I have made

  • Making decisions about my work and create a final piece

  • Carefully tearing my rubbings into shapes

  • Arranging the shapes into a picture

Teacher Video: Frottage


The Bride of the Wind, 1927 by Max Ernst
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