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Saturday, August 23, 2014

The Art Page

Third graders looked and compared portraits made by Frida Kahlo, Lee Udal Bennion and James T. Hardwood. We talked about how artists help us express our identities and feelings for other people. The students were able to draw a self-portrait showing things that they care about.

Adapted from the Davis Explorations in Art, level 3, unit 1, lesson 1, Who I Am: Portraits and Self-Portraits.

 self-portrait          self-portrait

Continuing with our portrait unit, the students created a mixed-media portrait of a classmate. We were inspired by Henri Matisse cut-outs and his use of “wild” colors.

"wild" self-portrait           wild self-portrait  
The students created a paper sculpture of an imaginary bird.
imaginary bird paper sculpture              imaginary bird sculpture
The students made a painting of an imaginary place using a variety of lines and shapes.
imaginary place  
The students created a drawing using tints and shades to convey a moody landscape.
moody landscape          moody landscape
Other projects:
* The students created a planned, humorous drawing of an imaginary bird. 
* The students created and assemble forms to make a model of a castle.
* The students worked together to plan a park or playground.
* The students made a creature container out of clay.
Last Modified on June 23, 2014