2014-2015 School Year
Arts from Mexico
(Hispanic Heritage Month)
Paper Masks inspired by Mexican masks. We compared the uses of masks in the USA with other countries.
2013-2014 School Year
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.
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.
The students created a paper sculpture of an imaginary bird.
The students made a painting of an imaginary place using a variety of lines and shapes.
The students created a drawing using tints and shades to convey a moody landscape.
* 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.