We designed our own board games. Our game pieces are our origami frog we folded. Each game comes with its own instructions. Come to Arts Night and scan the QR code to hear the designer read you the directions of their game. Want to play?
We created our own scratch board using warm or cool colors by painting over them with black paint. Then we used a large paper clip to scratch away to reveal the bright colors underneath. We took off our shoes- it got really smelly in the art room! Then we traced the outer edge and drew all the patterns and designs on the sole of our sneakers. We chose one pattern and enlarged it for the background.
This is a collaborative work bringing music to your ears and art to your eyes. Students combined auditory and visual art to create this piece. In music class, third grade students composed and notated an eight measure melody. They played their compositions on their recorders. Students discovered their composition’s melodic contour and created a line to be translated into a piece of visual art.
In art class, students scaled their lines onto a large paper and explored color theory. Each measure is represented by a color change. Above the line, students made tints of intermediate colors they mixed together to show the higher pitch. Below the line, students mixed their own shades and tones to show the lower notes. Each measure has two complementary colors.
When viewers scanned the QR code with their smart device they listened to a recording of the students playing their musical compositions while the viewer looked at their visual art work it inspired.
Third graders visited the Lowell Mills as part of their Social Studies curriculum. Shortly after, we began our own weavings. First, we practiced with paper. We wove strips of colored pages over and under, alternating out strips to create a pattern of color. Next, we took on a new medium-YARN! Here are the beginnings of our creations. Come to Arts & Technology Night on May 12th to see our weavings off the looms.
A landscape is something that is the BIG picture of a place. It has a foreground, middle ground, and background. The further away things are, the smaller they seem. Each landscape has a horizon line. We created our own simplified landscapes for our P.T.O. fundraiser, Square 1 Art. Here's your sneak peek:
It was a strange day! When we came to art class there was a box full of stuff on our tables. We had to sort everything into two piles: tools or mediums. It was tough! We had to patiently listen to our peers and ask thoughtful, clarifying questions to make our decisions. In upcoming classes, we will focus on different ways artists use mediums and tools.
Third grade students collaborated and created a classroom mural. Students designed and cut out spooky images focusing on the outer shape.These stencils were carefully arranged on a one large sheet of black paper. They voted on the final composition of the mural. Next, students taped down the stencils and Ms. Fallon took the mural outside to spray paint the entire work. The following week, students peeled away the stencils and the "ghosts" of the images were left behind. The ghosts had ghosts! If you missed our murals at the P.T.O.'s Halloween dance- check them out below!
In third grade, we started out experimenting with line. We twisted, curled, looped, and zigzagged multiple mediums to create these zany sculptures. Next, we drew our 3-D artwork with oil pastels and color pencils. Looking at our 2-D drawings, we painted
our sculptures while adjusting the scale
to make them
Third Grade Artists
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