The lesson included is a lesson about the Element of Art known as Texture. Texture is the way something feels or looks like it feels. How something actually feels is known as Actual Texture. How something looks like it feels is known as Visual Texture.
Students are encouraged to travel around the room or at home and create texture rubbings of a variety of objects they find interesting. There is no right or wrong in this part and is very fun for students to explore new objects.
Then, students refine their drawing skills by trying to recreate the textures they rubbed with their pencils. This helps them to understand how to create visual texture!
After that, they are introduced to the work of Max Ernst and his 1931 work, Forest and Sun. Students have a couple guiding questions before they are brainstorming about creating their own unique Frottage work. The term, as is explained, comes from the French meaning "to rub". This is a great two day lesson plan for students and gets them learning a great deal about texture!