Watch the greater image materialize. You need that thing over there to tell you what to do about that thing over here. -Robert Genn
Structure – a complex system of parts arranged together (to form a whole)
Texture – tactile quality of a surface
The student’s task for this assignment is to learn to distinguish different types of lines. They look for those that form a structure and those that define a surface. I bring out large and small sea shells. I also bring out my collection of insects and lizards. Secretly I wish they will all choose the creatures, but I know better than to insist on this.
Aside from looking at the lines that make up a complex natural object they also work to balance positive and negative space. And they continue to develop patience.