Third Grade Art

Projects are more in-depth, incorporating art skills learned in kindergarten, first grade and second grade. Painting assignments involve compositional design, use of color and shape relationships and inclusion of detail. Students work from observation and imagination while sketching figures, still life arrangements and landscapes. They use their knowledge of relief printing, texture and design to produce an edition of Calligraphic prints. They make clay figure sculptures, which require the use of different hand-building techniques and an understanding of the glazing process. The paper mâché and mixed-media self-portrait sculpture assignment challenges them to bring both art skills and a personal point of view to the work. Students use their iPads to design logos for their products in connection with the classroom marketplace project. It is an intensive but fun year in art!