RADIAL SYMMETRY INVESTIGATIONS
3rd grade artists have been experimenting with creating radial symmetry designs. Some have been stamping and some have been painting. These investigations will lead the students to a printmaking project that involves symmetrical patterns and designs.
PAINTED PAPER COLLAGES
In the art studio we looked closely at illustrations made by author Eric Carle. Artists in 3rd grade chose an insect or animal. While sketching, they noticed shapes, colors and textures. Then they painted unique papers to use for a collage. Some students worked independently and some collaborated on creating settings for their collages.
COLLAGE INSPIRED BY HENRI MATISSE
In the art studio, we read the book , Matisse’s Garden. Students learned about Matisse’s collages and the techniques he used when “drawing with scissors”. Matisse used bold colors and organic positive and negative shapes in his artworks. His collages were inspired by places he had visited and memories from his life.