Category Archives: Third Grade

February Art News

Third grade completed their clay Tiki masks or animal faces, and also created puppets after watching a video on making them featuring Jim Henson. They are currently starting a drawing unit. Fourth Grade are finishing multiple projects including “Dot Grid … Continue reading

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December/January News

Third Grade: Third graders are wrapping up an investigation of layering oil pastels in their “Dragons & Unicorns” unit. Students started by sketching either a dragon or unicorn using “simple shapes” (circle, oval, square, rectangle, triangle–these are the building blocks … Continue reading

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October/November News

In third grade, students made Zendoodles, then used a viewfinder to select a section for their abstract painting. Students used acrylic paint and mixed their own colors to apply on their enlarged (using proportional grids) compositions. We ended the unit … Continue reading

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3rd Grade Art: May

Students did crayon rubbings for the background of their jungle art and construction paper pop-ups for their animals.

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3rd Grade Art: March & April

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In March, students wove on their “Wacky Guitars” and designed “Mason Jar Critters”. In April, they worked in pairs to co-draw, then turned the imaginary scenes into their own creation with layered and blended colored pencils (“Doodle Duos”). In late … Continue reading

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3rd Grade Weaving

WeavingMovie from L. Girbino on Vimeo.

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January/February: Third Grade

Third graders learned about the art of making puppets from the master–Jim Henson. We watched a video and discussed character traits before completing a puppet planning sheet. Then, we spent three classes making puppets from donated paper towel tubes: painting … Continue reading

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November/December 3rd Grade

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Third graders traced their animals to create a pleasing composition before painting with tempera.

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Oct.: Third Grade Tiki Masks

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We made construction paper and clay Tiki masks. The kiln room is full of wonderful clay masks waiting to be glaze fired!

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Sept.: 3rd Grade Ninja Eggs

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Third graders have completed two shading projects, Ninja Eggs and Shading Shapes (instructional video posted on this site).

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