3rd Grade Art
Welcome to 3rd Grade Art!!!

This year, students will create projects that will explore LINE, SHAPE, FORM, COLOR, PATTERN, VALUE, and TEXTURE. You child will also be introduced to how other subject areas connect with art, and prominent art, art styles, and artists from history. All projects will allow your child's imagination to soar!


The following Common Core Learning Standards will be addressed through projects and learning in art:

- English Language Arts -
Reading Literature: 2, 7, 11
Reading an Informational Text: 1, 3, 4, 7, 10
Reading Foundational Skills: 3, 4
Writing: 8, 11
Speaking and Listening: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6

- Math -
Fractions:  1, 3a
Measurement and Data: 1, 4
Geometry: 2


Unit 1: Deciduous Trees and Their Leaves
- Learning Goals -
  • Review their knowledge of pattern and repetition.
  • Practice their understanding of pattern in art.
  • Be introduced to a variety of mediums - markers, watercolor paint, sharpie markers, and the tape-resist method.
  • Learn about deciduous trees and their leaf shapes.
  • Learn about pinnately and palmately vein structures in leaves.
  • Learn how to use overlap in an artwork.
  • Create a series of trees by using the letter "Y, y" to make them look realistic.
  • Identify the differences between decidous and evergreen trees by observing them.
  • Learn about scratch art.
  • Analyze their art and the art of their peers for positive things.
  • Learn how to create energy lines to show movement in an artwork.
- Projects -
 
Deciduous Leaves with Patterns



Click here to view Mrs. Copp's Deciduous Leaves PowerPoint

Scratch Art Leaves


Huichol Yarn Paintings


Click here to view Mrs. Copp's Huichol Nierikas Handout

Visions of the Huichol



Huichol Yarn Vessel


Experimental Blown Paint Trees




Click here to view Mrs. Copp's Tree Comparison Worksheet


Unit 2: The Parts of an Insect
- Learning Goals -

  • Review their knowledge of the parts of an insect.
  • Practice their understanding of how to draw the parts of an insect.
  • Be introduced to a variety of mediums - markers, watercolor paint, sharpie markers, clay, and colored pencil.
  • Learn about Tibetan Buddhist Mandalas and how they contribute to the culture.
  • To use colored pencils solidly and with blending.
  • To use music as a way to remember all the parts of an insect.
  • To identify how a circle can be cut into 4 equal sections and then figure out percentages from there.
  • To make connections and show the insect, habitat, and predator in a single piece of art.
  • To identify the different between 2-D art and 3-D art.
  • Analyze their art and the art of their peers for positive things.

- Projects -

 Insect Mandala



Click here to view Mrs. Copp's Mandala PowerPoint

  Imaginary Insect Painting




Cursive Name Insect
       


3-D Clay Insect Pin/Barrette