Q1W2-9 Aug16-Oct9 3rd Grade

TeacherLinda Brush
Subject AreaElementary Art
Grade Level3
Week #2-9
Unit of InstructionWatercolor Tree Frog; Artist study, Henri Rousseau, Line, Space, Watercolor, Resist, Contrast
Standard(s) Taught


  • I can critique artwork and understand how it was created.  VA.3.C.3.1
  • I can describe the connections between visual art and other contexts.  VA.3.C.3.2
  • I can explain the similarities and differences between artworks and everyday objects.  VA.3.C.3.3 
  • I can describe cultural similarities and differences in works of art.  VA.3.H.1.1
  • 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 identify ways that respect is shown to works of art.  VA.3.H.1.4
  • I can compare differences or similarities in artwork across time and culture.  VA.3.H.2.1
  • I can examine artworks and everyday objects and describe why they are important in school or the community.  VA.3.H.2.2
  • I can identify places where artists or designers have made an impact on the community.  VA.3.F.2.1 
  • I can use art ideas from different times and cultures in my own art.  VA.3.S.1.3
Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

• Today I will learn about LINE and SPACE, so that I CAN draw a toucan. I’ll know I have it when I have combined line and shapes to create a tree frog.
• Today I will learn how to paint with WATERCOLORS. I will learn how to use RESIST and how to mingle paint colors.
• Today I will learn about CONTRAST, so that I CAN paint my design making sure the tree frog stands out from the background.

Classroom Activities

Students will learn about artist, Henri Rousseau. We will watch a video and discuss some of his artwork.  We will also discuss similarities and differences in works of art and between artworks and everyday objects.  Students will draw a tree frog and add a background of their choosing. They will use oil pastels to go over lines and create a resist in their background. Next, they will paint using watercolor and blend colors, being mindful of how certain colors blend. Upon completion, students will upload their work to Artsonia along with an artist statement. 

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