Showing posts with label Third Grade. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Third Grade. Show all posts

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Art Critique Station

As we study different artists, students have been taught to give verbal and written art critiques using appropriate vocabulary. In one of the stations, students use postcard size copies of various artworks to write art critiques. As a part of their art critiques, the students are required to include the Elements of Art and Principles of Design.

Art Career Station

Another station that the students may choose to work in is an Art Career Station. In this Art Based Station, the Kindergarten and First Graders choose a Bubble Map to record various art careers on. As they take notes, they discuss the jobs with their tablemates. For second through fifth graders, they choose one specific art career and record it in the middle of their Thinking Map. They then brainstorm various tasks that job must do. They record their thoughts about that career on the Thinking Map.

Artist Quotes Stations

One of the Art Based Stations that third through fifth grade may choose to work on when they finish work early or on Fridays is an Artist Quotes Station. In this station, the students choose a quote by a historically famous artist. On a template provided, they write the artist name followed by the quote. Once they have completed their notes section, they discuss with their table group and write down what they think the quote means. This station was created to get the students talking about artists and to promote critical thinking. The cards that I use can be found here and here from Teachers Pay Teachers. I printed them two per page to minimize the size.



Artist Research Station

On most Fridays, the students work in Art Based Learning Stations. One of the stations is Artist Research Writing. In this station, the students choose an artist to read about. The artist cards that I provide are from Teachers Pay Teachers and can be found here. There are several sets of these available. After reading, the students write key facts about their artist on a Thinking Map, typically a Circle Map. They then use the Circle Map to help them write sentences to summarize the information read about the artist.



Read, Write, and Sketch The Art Room

Before teaching Visual Arts, I taught First Grade. With that background, I believe that "Word Walls" are a good reference for students when learning new content related vocabulary words. In one of our Art Based Learning Stations, students "Read, Write, and Sketch" the art room including the Visual Arts Word Wall (located on our cabinets due to lack of wall space). The word wall cards that I use came for Teachers Pay Teachers and can be located here and here. In this station, students may use clipboards or the counter to choose four words to read about. They then take notes on the definition provided on the word wall. They then sketch an example of that word.



Third Grade Alexander Calder Paintings

Third Grade created paintings loosely inspired by artist Alexander Calder. Each student rolled a dice to determine how many circles, wavy lines, and starburst shapes to their work. They then painted the lines black. Once dry, they filled in the rest of the area with primary colors. All of their pieces were displayed together as one large artwork.


Kinder-Third Crazy Line Sculptures

During a study of artist Alexander Calder, Kinder through Third Grade students created crazy line sculptures out of air-dry clay and pipe cleaners. The students displayed these on their homeroom desks for Open House which also happened to be Big Art Day.




First, Second, and Third Grade: 'I Have a Dream"

The First, Second, and Third Grade students brainstormed various dreams they have for the future as we learned about the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. They then drew a self-portrait with a thought bubble to illustrate their dream.






Sunday, January 17, 2016

Do You Want to Build a Snowman?

Students who finished work early worked at the collaborative table to create large snowman collages using construction paper and sheet music to songs such as "Do You Want to Build a Snowman?", "Winter Wonderland", and more.



Third Grade Texture Snowmen

Although the drawings/paintings themselves look simple, the students had to measure and mix tempera paint and baking soda to create a snow-like texture to paint their snowman:



Collaborative Joan Miro Inspired Mural

The students worked in small groups to create Miro inspired designs and then pieced them together to create a large display:



Collaborative Graffiti Line Mural


Third Grade Pollack Inspired Owls





Third Grade Fall Landscapes





Sunday, September 27, 2015

Back the Blue

Third, Fourth, and Fifth Graders drew portraits of police officers on Back the Blue Day to show our support for our local police officers. The portraits were submitted to our school office who sent their work along with letters written in the general education classes to one of our local stations.


Third Grade Hot Air Balloons

Third Grade drew hot air balloons and added various lines as details. To color in their designs, they chose one color from the color wheel and filled in the space created between every other line. They then had to use the color wheel as a graphic organizer to figure out what their chosen color's complimentary color would be and color in the rest of the space. For the background, they colored the clouds with white crayon and then painted over them to create a crayon resist.




Saturday, April 25, 2015

Gelli Print Flowers

Here are some large scale flowers that my students made from Gelli Prints. I talked about Gelli Printing in my previous post. My kids absolutely love making Gelli Prints and I think these turned out awesome. The students worked in stations to trace and cut out circles and petal shapes. They then glued them together. I hung up their flowers in the back hallway of our school by the art room.

 









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