Category Archives: Grade 3/4 Art Projects

These include the more advanced art projects that we show the grade three and four students

Klee Cat (and bird)

Grade 3/4: Drawing in the Style of an Artist Generally, I do not insist on making students follow a rigidly directed way of drawing an image. In the case of this project, I did.     To begin with, I … Continue reading

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Aaaah!! Peacocks in Pastel

Grade 3/4: Making Observations and Drawing Peacocks  Whenever I walk through the door into this class, I am greeted with gasps of “Mrs. Godwin!”, big broad smiles, and even a few hugs here and there. They LOVE art! So, I … Continue reading

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Sunflowers From Vincent

Grade 3:  Sunflowers in Pastel This lesson drew from three sources:  Vincent Van Gogh’s famous painting, the ideas of symmetry and asymmetry, and close observation – drawing from a still life.  Seems like a lot for grade 3?  Not when … Continue reading

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Retro Rockets … Away!

Grade 3/4:  Fun With Paper Collage It’s hard to go wrong with space ships.  Kids’ eyes light up at the mere mention of them.  So, there was no lack of enthusiasm when I showed them that they were going to … Continue reading

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Selfies!

Grade 3:  Self-Portraits in Chalk  This was one of my favourite experiences in the classroom this year.  They are such a delightful group of children, right from the moment I walk into the classroom.  True to form, even though they … Continue reading

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Looking at Miro

Grade 3/4:  Playgrounds & Zoos We started with looking at some images of the paintings of Joan Miro.  One particular video featured his work accompanied by Spanish jazz music.  The kids really seemed to respond to the bright colours and … Continue reading

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Playing With Colour

Grade 4/5:  Op Art (Can play with colour perceptions) Fall 2013 / Parliament Oak School      

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Wintery Christmas Tubes

Grade 3/4: Crafting With Toilet Paper Tubes and Stuff         Winter:  it’s snowy outside, and it’s fun times in the classroom.  Haul out some toilet paper tubes, wacky scissors, glue, and a bunch of other stuff.  They were all … Continue reading

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Tin Foil Fish

Grade 3/4:  Making Low Relief Fish and More The grade 3/4 teacher said to me one day “We are making an underwater sea mural in the hall outside our class.  Do you think we could do something in art to … Continue reading

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There’s Treasure in Them There Waters

Grade 4:  Pirate Treasure Chests, in Pencil This was a one-time class project, in preparation for the school-wide art fair.  I had not worked with this class before, so I started with a quick demonstration in drawing … ice cubes! … Continue reading

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