Teaching Grades 3, 4 & and 5
Teaching Art to Grade 3, 4 & 5 (8-11yrs)
Junior grade children (Grades 3-5; ages 8-11yrs) are beginning to search for specific methods for representing subjects and they seek to improve their technical skills.
They sometimes draw things as they remember, rather than how they see.
They are usually able to remain focused on the creation of art without interruption for ten to twenty minutes and they are still willing to share their work with others.
Grade 3, 4, 5: Emphasis:
- Establish self-esteem and self-confidence.
- Refine motor skills and sharpen intuitive abilities.
- Expand aesthetic awareness and develop aesthetic judgement.
- Increase exposure to the study of art history (political and cultural conditions).
- Further identify the elements of art (line, shape, color, texture, pattern, space).
- Discuss design ideas and techniques and identify aspects that contribute to the effectiveness of a work of art.
- Communicate responses to art.
- Formulate an understanding of and criteria for making judgements through involvement in viewing, discussing and analyzing works of art.
- Develop experimental art-related skills.
- Use a variety of materials to create art.
- Use personal and cultural experiences as subject matter in art work.
- Focus on creative art expression, images, symbols, and personal experience.
- Identify art materials and media that are used to convey messages in commercial art.
- Describe the benefits of gaining skill in the arts.
Favourite Art Lessons for
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- Advanced Scribble Pictures
- Bella Butterflies
- Building a Klimt
- Complementary Color Portraits
- Crayon Resist Fish
- Creature Painting
- Daydreaming with Marc Chagall
- Drawing Bugs in Jars
- Drawing Fish with Glue
- Expressionist Portraits
- Fall Leaf Watercolors
- Fall Reflections Monoprints
- Fruit and Vegetable Portraits (Giuseppe Arcimboldo)
- Glue and Pastel Totem Pole Pictures
- Gustav Klimt’s Tree of Life
- Hamburger Collage
- Happy Accident Painting
- Henri Rousseau’s Fantasy Jungle
- I Give You My Heart
- Impasto Painting
- Inside Outside Drawings of Fruit
- It’s a Bug’s Life
- Khamsa Hand Prints
- Line Painting Flowers
- Make Art Like Henri Matisse
- Metal Tooling
- Mixed Media Still Life Painting
- Monet’s Garden by the Sea
- New Zealand Maori Koru Art
- Oh My Gosh It’s a Bosch
- Organic and Geometric Shape Drawings
- Organic Shape and Line Collage
- Op Art Shaded Shapes
- Owl Reflections
- Paint Like Van Gogh
- Painting Sweets
- Paper Batik Flower Paintings
- Paper Crazy Quilts
- Pattern Drawing and Painting
- Pop Art Portraits
- Portrait Painting in the style of Georges Rouault
- Proportion of the Human Form
- Q-Tip Pointillism
- Salt and Watercolor Trees
- Spider Web Pattern Drawing
- Toothpaste Batik
- Under the Sea Crayon Resist
- Van Gogh’s Sunflowers
- Warm and Cool Flowers
- Weaving a Watercolor
- Wet Chalk Drawings
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I’m Andrea, co-creator of KinderArt.com. I’m an artist, writer, art teacher and homeschooling mom with 25 years of teaching experience. The following articles will provide you with lots of helpful information about creativity and children. Any questions? Please contact me! I’m here to help.
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