Grade 3 Art

 Grade 3 Art
  • Recommended Grade Level: 3
  • Course Price: $375.00

Course Overview:

The Visual Art suite will provide students the foundational skills to be successful in a studio environment. Using the Elements of Art and Principles of Design as the framework, students will feel confident in creating their own style of art. Students will explore and use a variety of materials safely during the creative process. The courses explicitly teach art techniques through modeling and connecting them to master artists. During the creative process, students will apply art vocabulary, procedures, as well as time-management and collaborative skills. They will develop their observational skills, prior knowledge, and art critique skills to reflect on and interpret works of art. Throughout each multifaceted lesson, students will make connections to art and various cultures around the world. The course offers rich text to support art history instruction, including information on artists and art movements over time. The Visual Art suite integrates standards from all the core subject areas, including Math, Social Studies, Science, Health, and Language Arts. Connections are made to Music, Dance, and Physical Education as well. The Visual Art suite will develop students fine motor skills, critical thinking skills, creativity, and their appreciation for global communities.

Required Materials:

Student-Supplied Resources: 

  • Printer 
  • Disk space on your computer as well as external device to back up your files (flash drive, external hard drive, CD–Rom, etc.) 
  • Cell phone to take photo of student's work or scanner to scan student's work 
  • Interactive Notebook (three-ring binder) 
  • Pencils 
  • Erasers 
  • Scissors 
  • Crayons and colored pencils 
  • Glue 
  • Tape 
  • Ruler 
  • Printer paper 
  • Multi-colored paper 

Course Materials: 

Along with your Student Supplied Resources, your “Art Kit” should include the following materials to use throughout the course. Be sure to check what you have and add materials as you need them while working through the course. Here is what you need to start building your Art Kit, many of these tools can be used more than once. 

  • 8 1⁄2 x 11 Sketchbook 
  • Markers 
  • Masking Tape 
  • Multi-colored paper or construction paper 
  • Cardstock or thick paper 
  • Tempera paint or acrylic (various colors) 
  • Watercolor paints 
  • Paintbrushes (various sizes) 
  • Painting tools (paint pallet, water, paper towels, paint roller) 
  • Chalk pastels 
  • Oil pastels 
  • Charcoal 
  • Smock or old T-shirt 
  • Playdough or modeling clay 

Module Specific Materials: 

These are suggested materials that you can use for specific projects. Read this list carefully before going to the store, you probably have many of these materials already at home. You can start collecting recyclable materials, so you are ready for upcoming modules. 

Module 1 

  • A photo of student 
  • Timer 
  • A photo or video of student performing movement 

Module 2 

  • One dice 
  • Large paintbrush 
  • Magazine and newspaper scraps 
  • An object or subject around you that is still 
  • 4–6 objects that you can find around your house (favorite toys, building blocks, cups or bowls, flowers, fruit, etc.) 
  • paper towel or toilet paper roll 
  • Tissue paper 

Module 3 

  • Painting tools (paints, paint pallet, brushes, water, paper towels) 
  • Large sheet of paper 
  • Cropping frame 

Module 4 

  • Paper towels or a cloth 

Module 5 

  • Cardboard box 
  • Painting tools (paints, paint pallet, brushes, water, paper towels) 
  • Piece of cardboard that should be larger than a piece of paper 
  • A variety of textured materials 
  • A variety of recycled materials, fabrics, or yarn, 
  • Newspapers or magazines 

Module 6 

  • 3–4 clear plastic cups 
  • Thin tipped colorful permanent markers 
  • Large beads 
  • Aluminum foil 
  • A cookie sheet 
  • An oven 
  • One or two plastic bottles with ridges 
  • A cotton ball 

Module 7 

  • A stapler 
  • My World, My Drawings Scrapbook 
  • Painting tools (paints, paint pallet, brushes, water, paper towels) 
  • Toilet paper roll 
  • Cardboard of different thicknesses 
  • Thick card stock 
  • A long sheet of paper 
  • Beads or plastic gems 
  • Craft feathers 
  • Wax paper 
  • Rubber bands 
  • Dried rice or beans 

Free Downloads: 

  • Java 
  • Windows Media Player 
  • Apple iTunes


Module One: Line

  • 01.00 Module One Pretest
  • 01.01 Line
  • 01.02 Edgar Degas
  • 01.03 Module One Review and Assessment

Module Two: Shape

  • 02.00 Module Two Pretest
  • 02.01 Shape
  • 02.02 Joan Miró
  • 02.03 Module Two Review and Assessment
  • 02.04 Module Two Discussion-Based Assessment

Module Three: Color

  • 03.00 Module Three Pretest
  • 03.01 Color
  • 03.02 Georgia O'Keeffe
  • 03.03 Module Three Review and Assessment

Module Four: Space

  • 04.00 Module Four Pretest
  • 04.01 Space
  • 04.02 Victor Vasarely
  • 04.03 Module Four Review and Assessment
  • 04.04 Module Four Discussion-Based Assessment

Module Five: Texture

  • 05.00 Module Five Pretest
  • 05.01 Texture
  • 05.02 Robert Rauschenberg 
  • 05.03 Module Five Review and Assessment

Module Six: Form

  • 06.00 Module Six Pretest
  • 06.01 Form
  • 06.02 Dale Chihuly
  • 06.03 Module Six Review and Assessment
  • 06.04 Module Six Discussion-Based Assessment

Module Seven: Art Around the World

  • 07.00 Module Seven Pretest
  • 07.01 Oceania
  • 07.02 Asia
  • 07.03 Europe
  • 07.04 Africa
  • 07.05 South America
  • 07.06 North America
  • 07.07 Module Seven Review and Assessment—Project
  • 07.08 Module Seven Discussion-Based Assessment

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