Third Grade Gallery
Torn Paper Collage Owls
After reading a book about owls and looking at many different pictures of owls students used white oil pastel to draw an owl and tree branch on their paper. Without using scissors, the students tore many pieces of paper, and glued them down in layers. This created a wonderfully textured, feather-like feel. I am so proud of these masterpieces they created, they are absolutely gorgeous.
Van Gogh Flowers
Students learned about the artist Vincent Van Gogh and how he painted sunflowers for his friend Paul Gauguin. Using observational drawing they drew a close-up of one sunflower. They used warm color oils pastels to color in and blend the petals and then cool colors for the background. The flowers were beautiful but we took it to the next level. To give it a worn old feel, they crumpled up their paper, flattened it out and painted over the entire paper with black paint! They were a little nervous but I assured them I had a plan. We washed off the black paint and watched their masterpieces appear out of the water.
After reading the book "Robot Zot", students designed their own robots. They drew them, painted them grey and then outlined all of the details with sharpie. We talked about how to make the robots look metallic by adding white highlights and dark grey low lights. A little bit of color was added. Students wrote about what their robot's name is, their special powers, what it's made out of and what their robot's catch phrase is.
Students learned about African Kente cloth and how children the same age as them learned how to hand weave the cloth. We talked about different types of weaving and the technique used to make it. Students warped a cardboard loom and used the over/under technique to weave a small piece of cloth.