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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.

Students will:

  • 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.
Lower School Art
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