The third grade arts program continues to focus on the design elements of line, color, shape, texture, pattern, and balance with the added elements of value and contrast. Students build upon previous experiences, using familiar skills and materials in a variety of combinations to create new art forms and increasingly complex products. New skills, concepts, and materials are introduced in the instruction of drawing, painting, mixed media, sculpture, fiber arts, and collage.
Traditional arts and cultures of many cultures are explored in conjunction with classroom studies of the continents. A large focus on the arts of Japan are studied in preparation for the Japanese festival. In addition, all classes will create art that correlates to our PTO- A.R.T. gallery artist.