September 28, 2016
3rd Grade — Visual Arts

Students have the opportunity to expand and enrich their creative expression through a wide range of tools, materials, textures, and artistic styles. Art projects connect to classroom curriculum, school performances, and art and cultural history lessons. The art program supports students in becoming articulate observers of their world while they joyfully build confidence in their problem solving and art making skills.

Artistic Exploration

  • Understanding gray scale through patterns
  • Exploring contrast through gray-scale and color
  • Gaining confidence in artistic tools: drafting pens, refined pencil work, wire
  • Enhancing observation skills depicting insects, animals, 3-D forms
  • Emphasis on composition: shape, color, contrast

Approaches to Artistic Medium and Concepts

  • Insect study, woven basket, ceramic animals, native people’s art forms; sculpture/painting, sign language hands, arctic animal collage