Category Archives: Third Grade

Dense Doodle Mania: 3rd Grade

Third grade students ended the year with three separate drawings based on the coloring book art of Peter Deligdisch. We watched several videos of Peter drawing his detailed coloring book art, including great exercises to overcome artist’s block (even I … Continue reading

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How to Draw in One Point Perspective

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Wacky Woven Guitars (3rd Grade)

Third graders learned about Picasso’s Guitar (the video is on this site), then designed their own cool guitars using poster board, markers, and lots of imagination. Then, we wove on the guitar necks over the course of two class periods, … Continue reading

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Weaving (3rd Grade)

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Late Oct./Nov. News (3rd)

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Third Grade Art: Our Tiki Masks are done & going home! (Next up–painting!)

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Welcome Back 2015/2016!

Welcome back to Leighton Art for 2015/16! There are lots of fun and creative projects planned for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. We will still have our digital gallery, Artsonia, plus rotating exhibits in the hallway. NEW THIS YEAR: If … Continue reading

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May/June News (video at end of post)

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All the art is down from the halls, the last firing of the kiln with the last of the fourth grade clay tiles is done, and I have been very busy doing an inventory of the last of the art … Continue reading

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March ( & April) Art News

In March, third grade artists completed watercolor pieces called “Inchies”. An “inchie” is art that is one inch square. Our artists did a grid of 70 “inches” using three watercolor techniques: wax (crayon) resist, tape resists, and salt “lifting”. We … Continue reading

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November/December Art News

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Third grade watched a video of contemporary artist, Wayne Thiebaud. Then, they used tempera paint to create a cake picture, including parallel lines in their cake slice. Fourth grade is wrapping up watercolor experiments. In one picture they used three … Continue reading

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October/November Art News

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In Third Grade, we completed two projects: clay pinch pots with faces, and “creature behind my door”. The creature drawings were hidden behind a tag board door design, utilizing small motor tracing and cutting skills. We worked on those in … Continue reading

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