Year/ Grade 3

Unit 1: Art around the world

Year 3 have been learning about art around the world with a focus on traditional and contemporary art.

Continents, Countries and Artists studied

Africa: Kente Cloth Weaving from Ghana  and Abdoulaye Diarrassouba (Côte d’Ivoire)

Asia: Katsushika Hokusai (Japan) (The Great Wave off Kanagawa) and Yayoi Kusama (Japan)

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

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

Media: painting, drawing/sketching, graphic design, collage

Elements of Art: line, shape, colour, 


Resources for drawing landmarks around the world


Eiffel tower-Paris, France

Taj Mahal-India

Leaning tower Pisa, Italy

Christ the Redeemer-Brazil

Sydney Opera House, Australia

Oriental Pearl Tower, Shanghai China

Great wall of China


Shanghai World Financial Tower (Bottle Opener)-Shanghai

Golden Gate bridge, San Francisco USA

Unit 2: How do artists use light?