Now that the weather has become much colder,
we often turn to “indoor” activities.
ing art projects to your agenda. Our own Prairie School library has many
books that highlight specific art
origami and the ever-popular
How to Draw books. Other options include
a trip to a local art museum, Nichols Library (for additional resources),
participating in a special
art class offered through the park
district or here at Prairie
School [Young Rembrandts]. There are many terrific
websites that students can explore by clicking on the links on the art page on our Prairie School webpage.
Look at Third Grade Art:
In November, students learned about ORIGAMI in their art classes. Origami is a traditional
Japanese art form. This paper folding process often begins with a square
sheet of paper.
The paper is folded many times, in many different ways,
to create a specific three-dimensional form. The students
followed many steps that were modeled one step at a time. Each
student created a paper crane.
The origami crane is quite special, as it has become known as an International Symbol of Peace.
We hope you enjoyed these graceful
displayed on the
front bulletin boards of our school for several weeks in December. These students will be learning about other Japanese art forms
later this spring, as a way to provide students with varied meaningful experiences as they study the Japanese
culture as part of
their Social Science curriculum. During recent art lessons in December, third graders explored observational drawing
and learned how
to create both realistic and abstract still life drawings/paintings of clementine in a ceramic bowl.
These lessons and future lesson will allow students to
demonstrate their level of proficiency for these third grade art reporting
· Creates artwork
using a variety of artistic
processes and materials
a work of art based on observational surroundings
These standards will continue through the
remainder of the school year. During third trimester, students
will also demonstrate their
level of proficiency for this third grade art reporting standard:
· Communicates feelings when experiencing a
work of art (as
and observer of art)