3rd Grade Q3Wk20-25

TeacherLinda Brush
Subject AreaElementary Art
Grade Level3
Week #20-25
Unit of InstructionCherry Blossom Painting/Mixed Media
Standard(s) Taught
I can identify and be respectful of ideas important to individuals, groups, or cultures that are reflected in their artwork. VA.3.H.1.3
I can show that I know to be aware of time and stick with it to complete artwork.  VA.3.F.3.3
I can use materials, tools, and processes to make 2-D and 3-D artwork.  VA.3.S.3.1 
I can develop craftsmanship skills by practicing.  VA.3.S.3.2 
Learning Targets and Learning Criteria
• Today I will learn about CHERRY BLOSSOMS, so that I will be able to IDENTIFY them and create a painting inspired by the Japanese custom celebrating Hanami.
• Today I will learn about WARM and COOL COLORS to create my background using WATERCOLOR paint choosing either WARM or COOL colors.
  • Today I will learn about LINE and SHAPE, so that I CAN paint my branch and either paint petals on paper or use TEXTURE and carefully cut out my flower and glue crumbled up tissue paper to the branch creating a flower.
  • Today I will learn about VALUE, so that I CAN create TINTS by mixing white with red and pink creating different lightness of those colors.
  • Today I will learn about 2D and 3D art and choose whether I would like to create 2D artwork or 3D with my flowers.
Classroom Activities

Students will look at a Powerpoint that contains images of cherry blossoms. We will discuss the background on Hanami, which is a Japanese custom celebrating the cherry blossoms bloom and learn about the National Cherry Blossom Festival that occurs in Washington D.C.. This festival is held in remembrance of when Japan gave the U.S. cherry blossom trees as a symbol of friendship. We will watch a video describing the difference between warm and cool colors.  Students will trace a circular shape and choose warm or cool color watercolor paint for the background. They will paint a branch in tempera paint and choose to paint the blossoms in varying tints for a 2D artwork or use tissue paper to create 3D cherry blossoms and glue them to the branches. 

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