In 3rd grade we do many integrated art projects with the social studies and science units withÃ‚Â common core standards. We have had a very busy month creating master pieces.
We started out with making deco-pache 3 dimensional map bowls by covering a Styrofoam bowl with pieces of paper maps from different cities-the students had much fun making these.
Our next Art project was Ã¢â‚¬Å“Flying over TexasÃ¢â‚¬Â. We learn about Space. Ã‚Â Ã¢â‚¬Å“SpaceÃ¢â‚¬Â refers to the distance between elements that creates positive or negative spaces in a composition in an art work. The students started by learning the watercolor technique of Ã¢â‚¬Å“wet on wetÃ¢â‚¬Â. (Wet paper and wet paint). They created a web of black lines on wet paper with black india ink and a paint brush. Once dry, the students colored in the shapes that were made with watercolor crayons. Once completed their art project look like a birds eye view of the plains of Texas.
After discussing primary colors and line in Piet MondrianÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s (1872-1944) art work, each student got a piece of white paper with the map of Texas on it, Ã‚Â a ruler and a pencil. The students divided the surface of the whole paper into rectangles and squares, copied over their lines in black sharpie and then colored only the map of TexasÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s various geometric spaces in colored markers of their choice. Ã—Â©Ã—Â Ã—â€ Ã—ËœÃ—â€¢Ã—â€˜Ã—â€ Ã—â€¢Ã—Å¾Ã—ÂªÃ—â€¢Ã—Â§Ã—â€