Today, Mrs. Nuttall's 3rd Grade class started their READING MONTH project inspired by the classic WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE. Before telling them what their book was, we completed a directed drawing (see my silly examples below), and students had to guess if they recognized the character at all. After learning that they'd be drawing their own WILD THING, I read the book to them while they created their official first draft. I encouraged students to use parts of our two practice sketches, but also to make the character their own and be as creative as possible. We talked about PATTERN and TEXTURE being used to show things like fur and scales as well.
Students used construction paper crayons to create a rough draft of their WILD THING. I absolutely LOVE the creativity, and cannot wait to see the final result! Click to enlarge the images below.
After the practice drawing, students laid out their final concept on 12x18" white paper using pencil. Check out the images below for a sneak peek.
During our next class, WILD THINGS will
be finalized and we will start to add COLOR!
Mrs. Nuttall's 3rd grade class learned about the collage technique of Henri Matisse. Just like Matisse, students used scissors and glue only to create these masterpieces! We practiced "drawing with scissors" rather than laying ideas out with pencil first. Click on the images below to enlarge to see some of the final results.
Mrs. Nuttall's 3rd grade class is ALMOST done
with their warm/cool colored pumpkins!
Our steps for this project were:
Next time, final touches will be added, and the tissue paper will be removed to show the "tie-dye" style effect underneath. So far, they are beautiful works of art! Click on the images below to enlarge.
Due to an abundance of snow days, one of my two 3rd grade classes is ahead of the other. For this reason, I found this adorable lesson from an amazing fellow art educator @2art.chambers (check out her amazing Instagram) to complete with Mrs. Veeser's class today. Check out the process photos below, and completed projects as well. Click on the images directly below to enlarge.
Happy Valentine's Day!
The 3rd grade class recently completed Zentangle Pumpkins! The pumpkins were drawn, finalized in sharpie, and finished with watercolor paint. The pumpkins are filled with warm colors, the background with cool colors, and a neutral color for the base.
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