• Third Grade (Elements and Principles of Design)

     


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    Clay Leafs- glazed and fired

     

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    Banyan Tree- Oil Pastels and Tempera

     

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    Famous American Study

     

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    Famous American Study

     

    Grade 3

    Project 1- Self Portraits

    Students will create facial expression as well as correct facial feature placement.  In order to alleviate concerns of having it look like them, the students focus on an emotion that relates to them.  i.e. happy, energetic, shy, etc.  They will analyze how shapes and placement of features can create an expression.  

    • line of symmetry
    • facial feature placement
    • facial expression

    Project 2- Clay Leaves

    • Review clay and glaze safety
    • surface texture
    • relief
    • slab technique
    • discussion of drying and firing process

    Project 3- The Haunted House

    • symmetry vs asymmetry
    • value scale- midtones

    Project 4- The Banyan Tree

    • negative spaces vs. positive space
    • balance and visual weight

    Project 5-  Presentation projects/ Interdisciplinary

    Wax Museum-Famous Americans 

    • collage
    • color and value
    • emphasis on facial features

    Ikebana -The art of Japanese flower arranging 

    • Clay pottery-stamping for texture
    • Pipe cleaners-formed into flowers

    Mexico - Suns 

    • Clay- Slab technique
    • expressive line- through subtractive method and drawing onto the clay
    • relief- (i.e. eyebrows, cheeks)- additive method- adding pieces to the clay by 'scoring and slipping'.

    Project 6- Japanese Scroll Paintings

    discuss traditional items i.e. rice paper/ bamboo brush/ ink

    • brush technique/ how to hold it to create one stroke painting
    • color- warm vs. cool colors for background
    • vertical balance

    Project 7- Japanese Carp Kites 

    Form/ color/ texture

    • Pattern

    Mexican Yarn Paintings 

    • Space/ color/ texture
    • Rhthym

    Project 8- Georgia O'Keefe Flowers

    • Pastel techniques
    • shape/color/value
    • balance- large scale