Category Archives: Third Grade

October 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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3rd & 4th Grade: Shading Shapes Tutorial

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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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