Third graders combined their own unique spooky house designs with Vincent van Gogh's "Starry Night" to create a truly individual work of art. This project was very exciting because Mrs. Stella came in to teach about peer-feedback during the house design process. Third graders spent a lot of time critiquing and then redesigning their houses to make it the best it could be. To see pictures or read more about it, visit my Twitter or the following link: https://twitter.com/mskartroom/status/916347741281931264
Wildcats in the art room! After learning about the artist George Rodrigue and his famous "Blue Dog" painting, third graders drew wildcats similar to the Blue Dog. We used the Blue Dog as inspiration to create truly worthy Wildcats.
Third graders got to play around with a variety of materials to try to recreate their spooky (or regular) house the best they could. They worked completely independently planning and constructing their house.
The third graders have been coming up with wonderful ways to combine shapes, lines, and texture to make architectural designs that look professional! Some students are adding extra features to their buildings to give them a creepy feel. To help inspire the designs, third graders examined some old Victorian style houses from Arlington Heights, watched a video on shapes in architecture and used a page from "I Spy Spooky Night" to look at extra details.
The third grade Wildcats have been spending their time in the art room learning lots of things. For example, did you know monochromatic means "one color," but that color has tints, tones and shades? If you didn't, or are wondering what tints, tones, and shades are, ask your third grader! We also talked about shapes in architecture and began drawing houses that we will then make spooky! Or not if it might get too scary...regular houses are good too!
In art the 3rd graders have been learning all about George Rodrigue and his Blue Dog. The students watched a biography video about George Rodrigue, and then used the Blue Dog as inspiration to draw Wildcats in a similar style.
Mrs. Kaiser's class was lucky enough to earn their Art BINGO and got to make masterpieces on the computer!