3rd Q3 WK26-39

TeacherLinda Brush
Subject AreaElementary Art
Grade Level3
Week #26-39
Unit of InstructionAir-dry Clay Gnome Huts and Gnomes
Standard(s) Taught
  •  I can make art to develop ideas to express myself.  VA.3.C.1.1
  • I can improve my work by comparing it to the techniques used by others.  VA.3.C.2.2
  • I can use different materials and subject matters to create imaginative artwork.  VA.3.F.1.1  
  • I can explore how different solutions to artistic problems may work.  VA.3.F.1.2 
  • I can use new and creative ideas to complete personal artworks.  VA.3.O.2.1
  • I can use tools and media to help my artwork send the messages I want it to.  VA.3.S.1.1
  • I can use different resources for inspiration and to achieve different results.  VA.3.S.1.2
  • I can use materials, tools, and processes to make 2-D and 3-D artwork.  VA.3.S.3.1 
  • I can follow safety rules in art class.  VA.3.S.3.3
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I can explain why it is important for people in an audience to have best behaviors.  VA.3.H.1.2

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria


  • • Today I will learn about FORM, so that I CAN create a three-dimensional gnome home and gnome by attaching different shapes of AIR DRY CLAY.  
  • Today I will learn about COLOR, so that I CAN create various tints, shades, secondary and tertiary colors all from just white and primary colored clay. 
    • Today I will learn about an ARMATURE, so that I CAN make sure all the parts of my home stay together as I build, using various  tools safely and effectively.
Classroom Activities

We will discuss gnomes and gnome huts. Students will be able to use various resources for inspiration including handouts and researching on their Kindles. Students will then create an armature for their huts from cardboard. They will  experiment with the clay to best create the roof, base, and various details from coils, spheres, and slabs. Next, students will make their gnomes by attaching different shapes together.  We may be painting a background and foreground if there is time. Students will upload their  work on Artsonia along with a statement. 

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