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Alaska Animals and Franz Marc

Grade level: 3

Students study the animal paintings of Franz Marc, a German painter. They look for simple shapes in the animals that he painted, and also in the Alaskan animals that they will draw. Each student makes one animal pattern and traces it to make a group of animals. They design their art using overlapping animals and warm, cool and neutral colors.

 

Caribou on the Tundra

Grade level: 3

Students learn about the habits and habitat of caribou and their relationship to Athabascan people. They draw lichen growing on the tundra using layers of land to show perspective. Tissue paper and watercolor paint embellish the caribou on the tundra collage.

 

Celebrating the Art Elements

Grade level: 3

Students discuss art made by the famous American Pop artist, Roy Lichtenstein. They look for the elements of art, using their art vocabulary. Then they use these elements to develop a drawing/painting/collage.

 

Expressionist Environments

Grade level: 3

Students look at 2D and 3D art and artists. They create their own 3D environment using paper folding and cutting techniques. Embellishments are added with color and pattern.

 

Faith Ringgold: Our Own Story Quilts

Grade level: 3

This lesson is designed to teach in two sessions. Students study the work of artist, teacher, author and illustrator Faith Ringgold. They create a story quilt with a well-developed drawing based on a personal memory. Finished work includes a written memory sentence and a colorful pieced border.

 

Flower Parts

Grade level: 3

The parts of flowers are discussed along with the botanist, Elizabeth Britton. Students then use oil pastels and shading techniques to create flower parts and assemble these parts to make a flower relief.

 

Frog in Monet's Pond

Grade level: 3

Students listen to 2 books: one about Linnea visiting Monet and the other about a frog who goes to Monetís garden while he is painting the lilies on the pond. The lily pad paintings of Monet are discussed before students draw lily pads with oil pastels. A watercolor painting lesson is taught using the wet on wet technique to paint the pond. Finally, students are taught to draw frogs. They are cut out and added to the pond.

 

Keith Haring Action Figures

Grade level: 3

Students work in the style of Keith Haring as they draw and then cut out brightly colored action figures. Embellishment with oil pastels shows movement.

 

Magic Machines

Grade level: 3

Students learn about simple machines and how they work by looking at and discussing examples. They invent their own machine using colored markers and ingenuity.

 

Murals of Our Towns and Villages

Grade level: 3

Students learn about muralist Diego Rivera and how he used perspective to show near and far. A mural of their own town or village is drawn after planning the important resources, buildings, animals and landmarks that need to be included in the mural.

 

Picasso Portraits

Grade level: 3

Students look at 6 Picasso portraits to see the difference between realistic and abstract styles, and the characteristics of the Cubist style. They learn how to draw facial features and their correct placement on a face. A portrait collage is made from their practice pieces, along with the embellishment of clothing.

 

Puppets and Jim Henson

Grade level: 3

Students develop their very own puppet characters using ideas from puppeteer, Jim Henson. They learn the difference between marionettes, puppets, and muppets. Construction paper is used to create a puppet with a moveable mouth.

 

Quilting with Fractions and Symmetry

Grade level: 3

Students learn about the extensive and interesting history of quilt making. They then cut shapes from squares using equivalent fractions and design the center and border squares using vertical, horizontal and diagonal symmetry.

 

Raven Sculptures: John Hoover

Grade level: 3

Students learn about Alaskan Aleut sculptor John Hoover and study two of his raven sculptures, looking for shape and texture. After learning interesting scientific facts about ravens, they draw and cut out raven sculpture mobiles.

 
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