With the 6th Grade students we worked on the definition of textures and patterns and on their differences: textures imitate surfaces giving visible and tactile sensations attributable to specific materials, while patterns are decorations created graphically.
To try out different patterns and tools we painted a coffee Moka with tempera gouache (you can also use Acrilyc colors). First, we painted the shapes in solid colors, with different colors for each area of the painting.
Later, when the background color dried, we decorated the Mocha with gouache patterns, trying to use different tools and brushes to create a variety of shapes and marks.
To finish the painting, once it was completely dry, we traced the main lines of the drawing with a black permanent marker.