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 artists are working together to tackle this next artwork. As a group, students worked to create an optical illusion (an artwork that plays tricks on the viewer's eyes). Students learned that line, color, and value can all be used to create these illusions and had the opportunity to choose their medium for this project. Third graders demonstrated their knowledge of complementary colors, as well as monochromatic by using oil pastels, watercolor pencils, or regular colored pencils on their section of the project. Not only did these students create wonderful optical illusions, but they also learned how important it is for artists to work together and collaborate to create a successful work of art.
Rubric (How it was graded)
- Did you create a correct optical illusion by using concave and convex lines?
- Did you color correctly to create a solid value in your pie pieces?
- Did you create correct value scales with your chosen medium?
- Did you work well in your group to help create and assemble your optical illusion?
At Home Discussion
Check out the optical illusion below, how does line, color, and value help this artwork to trick your eyes?