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   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] VISA (3) 2 :
2) Demonstrate skills using available resources, tools, and technologies to investigate personal ideas through the art-making process.

Examples: Choose from a variety of resources and materials to create a work of art.
Use books Imagine That by Joyce Raymond or Dinner at Magritte's by Michael Garland.

[ARTS] VISA (3) 13 :
13) Use learned vocabulary to evaluate artwork based on given criteria.

Subject: Arts Education (3)
Title: Patterns in Nature
URL: https://sargentart.com/lesson-plan/patterns-in-nature/
Description:

Students will analyze the works of Henri Matisse, Paul Klee, and Wassily Kandinsky. They will review line, shape, form, color, and texture. They will sketch a variety of leaves through observation. They will color the leaves with oil pastels. They will apply a watercolor wash and glitter to accent the drawing.  



   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] VISA (3) 1 :
1) Elaborate on an individual or prompted imaginative idea.

Examples: Create an imaginative mask showing his/her personality.
Look at masks from different cultures such as Chinese, African and Native American.

[ARTS] VISA (3) 2 :
2) Demonstrate skills using available resources, tools, and technologies to investigate personal ideas through the art-making process.

Examples: Choose from a variety of resources and materials to create a work of art.
Use books Imagine That by Joyce Raymond or Dinner at Magritte's by Michael Garland.

[ARTS] VISA (3) 13 :
13) Use learned vocabulary to evaluate artwork based on given criteria.

Subject: Arts Education (3)
Title: Balancing Shapes and Making Them Pop With Color!
URL: http://artsedwashington.org/curriculum/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Third-Grade-Lesson-2.pdf
Description:

Students will name colors and identify complementary colors using a color wheel.  They will cut organic and geometric shapes and make a collage.  Assessment rubric, letter to parents, examples of artwork, and lesson plan included in PDF.  



   View Standards     Standard(s): [ELA2015] (3) 23 :
23 ) Write informative or explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly. [W.3.2]

a. Introduce a topic and group related information together; include illustrations when useful to aiding comprehension. [W.3.2a]

b. Develop the topic with facts, definitions, and details. [W.3.2b]

c. Use linking words and phrases (e.g., also, another, and, more, but) to connect ideas within categories of information. [W.3.2c]

d. Provide a concluding statement or section. [W.3.2d]

[ARTS] VISA (3) 11 :
11) Discuss the meanings and messages communicated by visual imagery.

[ARTS] VISA (3) 12 :
12) Interpret art by analyzing use of media to create subject matter, visual qualities, and mood/feeling.

Example: Discuss the differences between Meret Oppenheim's Object and an everyday cup.

[ARTS] VISA (3) 13 :
13) Use learned vocabulary to evaluate artwork based on given criteria.

Subject: English Language Arts (3), Arts Education (3)
Title: Walking in the Artist's Shoes
URL: http://artsedwashington.org/curriculum/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Third-Grade-Lesson-9.pdf
Description:

Students will analyze a painting including the landscape and weather.  They will write a poem describing a specific setting.  Assessment rubric, letter to parents, examples of artwork, and lesson plan included in PDF.   



   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] VISA (3) 13 :
13) Use learned vocabulary to evaluate artwork based on given criteria.

[ARTS] VISA (4) 1 :
1) Individually brainstorm multiple approaches to an art problem.

Examples: Create lists, sketches, or thumbnail-sketches.

Subject: Arts Education (3 - 4)
Title: The Elements of Art: Form
URL: https://www.nga.gov/education/teachers/lessons-activities/elements-of-art/form.html
Description:

Students will explore form in sculptures by Alexander Calder.  They will experiment with lines by drawing and creating sculptures.  



   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] VISA (0) 6 :
6) Share and talk about the art they are creating.

a. Use art vocabulary: line, shape, color, and pattern.

Example: Use the book Lines that Wiggle by Candace Whitman.

[ARTS] VISA (1) 6 :
6) Use art vocabulary while creating art.

a. Apply primary and secondary colors in a work of art.

Example: Use Mouse Paint book by Helen Walsh to teach color mixing of primary to achieve secondary colors.

b. Apply line, shape, texture in a work of art.
Line: Horizontal, vertical, diagonal, straight, curved, dotted, broken, or thick/thin.
Shape: Geometric and organic.
Texture: Smooth or rough.

Example: Create a painting inspired by Piet Mondrian's Broadway Boogie Woogie.

[ARTS] VISA (2) 6 :
6) Integrate art vocabulary while planning and creating art.

a. Elements of art: line, shape, neutral colors, value, texture.

b. Picture compositions: overlapping, background, horizontal, vertical orientation.

c. Colors in the color wheel: primary, secondary, warm and cool.

[ARTS] VISA (3) 13 :
13) Use learned vocabulary to evaluate artwork based on given criteria.

Subject: Arts Education (K - 3)
Title: Mind Maps
URL: https://magazine.art21.org/2016/05/13/mind-maps/#.YMaFWqhKjIV
Description:

Students will create a mind map based on the word "creativity."  They will add to the mind map throughout the year as they learn about new artists, vocabulary, and elements of art. 



ALEX Classroom Resources: 5

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