Teaching Art to Grade 3, 4 & 5 (8-11yrs)

Grade 3, 4 and 5 Art Lessons. KinderArt.com
Art lessons for Junior level students. Kids in grades 3-5, ages 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.

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