Year/ Grade 3

Term 1: Art Around the World

Year 3 students have been exploring the connections between the art that is made in different countries. Can you tell where an artwork is from, by looking at it?

Is all the art from one country the same? Does the country an artist is from influence what they make?

Our six different classes have each been learning about both traditional art from a specific continent as well as a contemporary artist.

These explorations lead us to focus on Shape, colour and line, and we found that there are a lot of ways we can experiment with these Elements of Art. We have been experimenting with weaving and collage from Africa, watercolour paint and oil crayon from Australia, paper cutting techniques from Europe, cardboard sculpture to make Totem Poles from Canada, sewing skills from South America and even wire animal monsters from Mexico.

South America:  Mola Designs from Colombia and Romero Britto from Brazil

North America: Totem Poles (Canada) and Alebrijes (Mexican)

Africa: Kenta Cloth weaving (Ghana) and Aboudia (Abdoulaye) Diarrassouba (Côte d’Ivoire)

Europe: Henri Matisse (France) and Friedensreich Hundertwasser (Austrian / New Zealand)

Asia: Katsushika Hokusai (Japan) and Yayoi Kusama (Japan)

Oceania: Koru Designs (from New Zealand) and Ken Done (Australia)

Whenever we need to practice our drawing skills we love to watch step by step videos or use step by step pictures to help us get our shapes right.

 

How to draw a landmark

how to draw the Taj mahal

Here are some other links to help us draw landmarks

Merlion-Singapore

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XCXdJ8ri5Q

 

Eiffel tower-Paris, France

https://www.drawingtutorials101.com/how-to-draw-an-eiffel-tower

 

Taj Mahal-India

https://www.drawingtutorials101.com/how-to-draw-taj-mahal

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Vyf67WY2cI&list=PLRSF9Mv-D3e4LTcGUsLkhM-nPZDv2Fiy_&index=12

 

Leaning tower Pisa, Italy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9ZYlZMuHj0

 

Christ the Redeemer-Brazil

https://www.drawingtutorials101.com/how-to-draw-christ-the-redeemer

 

Sydney Opera House, Australia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YShMBuk0S-A

 

Oriental Pearl Tower, Shanghai China

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7-1_VV09Ro

 

Great wall of China

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvTOtzJ_lYY

 

Shanghai World Financial Tower (Bottle Opener)-Shanghai

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_c9ztqnm2WA

 

Golden gate bridge, San Francisco USA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_0NjwHzlXc

About Miss Frolchenko

Originally from Australia I am currently living and teaching at an international school in Shanghai, China.
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