Art in Third Grade
The elements of art and principles of design are reinforced throughout the year as students explore and engage with a variety of projects steadily working toward mastery. A variety of new techniques are also introduced. Students will continue to be introduced to a selection of artists and art historical movements in conjunction with their projects.
- Draw complex objects from life.
- Produce the illusion of three dimensions in compositions by overlapping drawn objects, tinting for atmospheric perspective, and using shading techniques.
- Practice with weaving techniques through the production of a woven vessel.
- Create optical illusions on paper.
- Produce compositions with one-point perspective and be introduced to three-point perspective.
- Master techniques of color blending, understanding the strengths of primary, secondary, and intermediate colors, tints and shades, and warm versus cool colors.
- Apply their knowledge of abstract and realistic works to the production of artworks that communicate their personal moods.
- Understand and apply three-dimensional understanding by building a clay object.