3rd grade art

Collection by Sharon Bourque

Sharon Bourque

Advocate-Art | London - Marbella - New York

Leading Illustration & Publishing Agency based in London, New York & Marbella.

Art With Katie: Art for Kids: Paint Like Monet

Art for Kids: Paint Like Monet

We've been learning about Claude Monet and the impressionist in my Artist Studio class this week, and I was super impressed with my student's sunset paintings. As you can see, we are trying to use the impressionist "dab" style of painting. Prior to this project we talked about how the impressionists were obsessed with the affects of light, colors, and water. All week I have been emphasizing avoiding "flat" colors and explained that Claude Monet never used black, but instead used purple, dark…

Matisse Cutouts

This is a recent project from 1st grade. We started the lesson by watching several youtube short biography video's and montage clips on Matisse. I love doing these Matisse cutouts, because it challenges them to use their cutting skills. You can really get an idea of the students motor skills and hand-eye coordination. We talked about some of the types of cutouts Matisse did, like the starburst, splash, spirals, zigzags and wavy lines. Students kept both positive and negative cutouts and…

Make Colorful Watercolor Spider Web Art with Kids

This beautiful watercolor spider web art is so fun and colorful. Kids will love making this easy Halloween and fall art project!

Woven Watercolor Hearts - The Kitchen Table Classroom

\These woven watercolor hearts are an artsy take on traditional woven Swedish hearts. Enjoy the process of watercolors and then […]

Projects to Help Learn about LINE

This week students will begin new projects to learn about the art element LINE. Here is a glimpse of each grade level's assignment: KINDERGARTEN: 3D Line Collage Students will use many different kinds of objects to create a college of varied lines. GRADE 1: Directional Lines and Warm or Cool Colors Students will explore the idea of line showing direction (horizontal, vertical, diagonal) and warm colors coming forward while cool colors go back. They will use crayon and watercolor. GRADE 2…

Winter Cityscapes

Winds are howling outside and the temps are dropping fast! So…..I guess it is time to start creating some beautiful winter projects. I love the change of seasons and winter does not disappoin…

The Artsy Fartsy Art Room: Mondrian Inspired Cubes!

Mondrian Inspired Cubes!

The Artsy Fartsy Art Room: Mondrian Inspired Cubes!

Build A Tiny House! Project Based Learning Activity, PBL- Now Google Classroom

If you've been watching TV or reading magazines, chances are you've seen a tiny house. These little homes are everywhere...and now, we're asking students to make their own 3D version! Build A Tiny House is a project based learning (PBL) activity that'll put the designing into the hands of the stude...


I LOVE these flowers!!! I also think this may be my new favorite art lesson to teach! 2nd Graders did such a fabulous job creating them– SO proud of their work!! Step-by-step directions with…

Elementary Art Unit: Color Theory

I have been kind of slack on updating this blog, but I'm hoping to get better! My photography blog and my classroom webpage take my attention away from here, even though this blog is my baby. I wanted to blog about teaching elementary art units across grade levels. Last year I tried this a few times, mostly for my sanity, but also to help manage time by using similar supplies across grades. I did an ancient art unit with k-5 last year and it was really fun. It was also quick and easy to…

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Third Grade Collage Form Birds

Third grade artists looked at different types of collage, the differences between shape and form (2D and 3D, reviewed color families (warm/...

Learn about artists: Joan Miro

Art Projects for Kids has lots of great lesson plans that teach about a specific artist. Joan Miro is famous for his People and Dog in Sun. Elementary students will have lots of fun learning abou…