Tag Archives: third grade

Bare bones drawing

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Third grade students have been learning about contour and continuous line drawing.

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Students have been using “George”, our classroom skeleton, as a model.

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These drawing exercises have been forcing the students to explore a new method of drawing.

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Everyone has learned new skills in this new method of drawing.

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It’s exciting to see students’ drawing skills improve through this process.

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The line in a continuous line drawing is unbroken from the beginning to the end. The drawing tool stays in constant contact with the surface of the paper during the entire length of the drawing process.

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It has been great fun to see the third graders’ confidence grow in their drawing abilities as the school year progresses.

 

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Cards

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Most of the elementary art students participated in creating some type card for Mother’s Day this year.

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Kindergarten students used colored pencils to create line pattern with their Mother’s Day card.

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First graders used scissors and crayons to create a pop-out card for their moms.

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Second grade students created a cut out Mom card.

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Third grade students created an M-shaped card for Mother’s Day.

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Everyone concentrated on creating the perfect card for Mom!

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All of the students incorporated learned skills and some new ones to create a card filled with design elements.

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I’m sure every mom was thrilled with their uniquely created card for Mother’s Day!

Layers of hearts

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Third graders explored paper craft as they used layers of hearts to create a Valentine design.

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Students were given a variety of tools to use for their creative endeavor.

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Many decisions were made during the process of creating their images for someone they love and appreciate.

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Everyone enjoyed the freedom of creating a project to give to someone they appreciate. Every art project has many layers to the creative process as the third grade discovered this week.

Shoe Art

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Third grade students  completed their shoe projects recently.

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Students added color to their ink drawings of shoes.

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Students picked related colors from the color wheel, also known as analogous, to create color harmony in their image.

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After completing coloring with crayon, students cut out their shoes.

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The final step was to pick a background to complement their shoe image.

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Students took care in adding final details to their images.

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Here are some examples of the students’ work:

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Ink wash

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Third grade students have recently completed the second stage of their shoe drawing unit with an ink wash.

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Everyone used their pencil drawings as a beginning for this process as they followed the pencil lines with an ink wash.

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The final step was to create an ink drawing from viewing the shoes on their table.

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Students enjoyed learning how to use the new materials as they grew acquainted with the ink and brush.

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This project required the students to focus their attention on the shoes, their brush and the application of ink.

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Everyone was thrilled with their accomplishments with the ink wash as they prepare for the final stage of this project.

Visiting an art gallery

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Third graders visited the Art Junction this autumn to view the exhibit Southern Exposure –Artists Open Studio visits the Art Junction.

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Students had the opportunity to view the work of artists from the Artists’ Open Studio in Norwalk, Ohio.

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Students enjoyed seeing a variety of art, mediums and styles of artwork.

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This was a great experience for students to see art in their community and to view art in a new context outside of the art classroom setting.

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The Art Junction’s mission is to bring the community together for creative experiences, and this field trip really began to allow students to see a larger world beyond their classroom.

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The third graders enjoyed their tour of the exhibit and learning about art in their community.

Drawing with yarn

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In the process of learning to create contour and continuous lines, third grade students worked with yarn recently.

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Using yarn like a pencil, students drew around many shapes in the art room.

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This session required the students to focus and concentrate as they used their hands and eyes to create a shape.

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The line in a continuous line drawing is unbroken from the beginning to the end. The line stays uninterrupted during the entire length of the drawing.

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As an exercise, continuous line drawing forces the students to closely observe the perceived lines of the subject.

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This art exercise really challenged the third grade students as they built their motor and visual skills through this process.