3rd Grade Artwork
In third grade, students will be exploring a variety of art concepts including: Directional Lines, Space in Art, Value of Colors, and Monochromatic Colors. Throughout the year students will be using paint, clay, tooling metal, oil pastel, colored pencil and digital photography to create beautiful works of art.
Third Grade Leaf Bowls
Third grade students are learning form, 3D, 2D, shape, and texture for this next project. To demonstrate these vocabulary words students are creating leaf bowls. To create each bowl students first learned and practiced how to roll slabs of clay using a rolling pin. After each slab was created students used a variety of leaves to press into their clay. Cutting carefully, students created flat clay leaves. To turn them into 3D bowls students used ceramic bowls as molds. Finally, students used different glazes (paint for clay) to match their leaf bowls to the colors of the season. These bowls are a great example of how nature can inspire beautiful artworks.
Rubric (How it will be Graded)
1. Did you roll a correct slab that is the all the same thickness?
2. Did you cut out your leaf shape correctly?
3. Did you smooth each of the sides and edges of your leaf bowl?
4. Did you glaze correctly using at least 2 coats of glaze on the top and sides?
Discussion at Home
What other nature items could be used to create artwork in the Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer?