hi im doing a textures project with year 10 which they will continue with into year 11, with the same view as you that they can start making their 2D pieces not as flat as they have been becoming. they are loving the topic and enjoying the very practical side of it. i have 5 lessons a fortnight and 1 of those i dedicate purely to critical/contetxual artist etc that relate to the topic. so far we have done rosamond purcell,valerie hegarty and are moving onto anselm keifer next. practically speaking weve done just experimenting with making different surfaces, using latex to record from surfaces and are moving onto felting soon. hope that helps, i have more artists if that would help.