• Third-Grade Art Learning Objectives
    Creation is at the heart of the visual arts curriculum. Students learn to work with various tools, processes and media. They learn to make choices that enhance the communication of their ideas. Students learn to make critical judgments as they develop aesthetic perception by interacting with works of art and becoming knowledgeable about history and world culture.
    Media, Tools, Methods
    • Choose the medium to best express an idea from a limited range of media.
    Principles and Elements
    • Define foreground, middle-ground and background.
    • Recognize and use change of scale, placement on the page and overlapping of shapes to create the illusion of depth on a picture plane.
    • Use balance in compositions.
    • Use repetition to achieve rhythms.
    • Examine and talk about art objects to discover general ideas about how the work was made and the media used.
    • Recognize and name artists of different cultures and times.
    • Compare the subject matter and themes in the art of different cultures.
    • Compare the way similar themes are expressed in different styles of art.
    Social Context
    • Describe the meaning associated with colors used in a selected environment.
    • Recognize that artists are influenced by both natural and constructed forms.
    • Develop acceptance of his/her and others’ artwork.
    • Recognize that the same subject matter or theme can be portrayed in different ways.
    • Explore and describe common meanings and symbols in works of art.
    • Compare and contrast visual and tactile qualities in a work of art.
    • Identify how different cultures use art in different ways.
    • Describe how art is used as a symbolic means of communication.