First graders read the story The Ten Days of Winter by Denise Flemming. We then did a pencil drawing of a snowman profile. (Profile means a portrait viewed from the side). Next we discussed what texture and visual texture is. Texture is how something feels. Visual texture is what artists use to make something look like it is bumpy, but it really is not. Students created visual texture on the background of their art by using chalk and texture rubbing plates. Then they painted in their snowman using sponge brushes, again creating visual texture. Next they painted the details of their snowman and painted snowflakes in the background.