Year 3 Art

Term 1

This term the children have been learning about the Stone Age. We looked at examples of cave art and had a go at being cave artists by sitting under our tables and drawing on the ‘ceiling’ and sitting outside and drawing on the playground with chalks. We discovered that it’s pretty hard drawing and painting on rough surfaces and upside down!
We then created some old looking paper by repeatedly screwing it up and unscrewing it and then adding little marks using chalk. Finally, we created templates of hands and animals and stippled paint on to create our work. At the end of the project we had to think of suitable titles for our work. We really enjoyed being Stone Age artists!

Term 2

This term, Year 3 have been very busy finding out about volcanoes and earthquakes.

In their art lessons they have been learning about all sorts of materials that they can use to create collages such as papier mache, sawdust, glitter, sand, straws, stones, pipe cleaners, tissue paper and fabric. They had to plan and create their very own volcano collages using some of these ideas. I think you'll agree that their volcanoes are looking fabulous!

Term 3

This term we have been learning about the Romans and in art we have been looking at mosaics. We talked about the problems that Roman artists might have had when creating mosaics and also considered how the work should be treated in the future. We then created our own mosaics.
For homework we were also given a Roman art challenge as we had to design and make shields. Everyone was really impressed with our amazing shields. Keep up the fabulous work, year 3!

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