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The Year 3 Team

Signs

We used the thinking strategy “I see, I think, I wonder” to look at signs from around the world.

We noticed they had a lot of things in common – colours, shapes and lines.  Then we had a go creating our own signs.  We realized that graphic designers are artists who use very carefully selected images and words to tell a BIG message (and that this isn’t easy!)

Visual Arts Stand Alone: Color Theory Update

Students learned about color theory and completed their checklist including primary colors, secondary colors, warm/cool colors, complementary colors, and tints/shades of a color.

They learned about tempera paint, watercolor paint, and tempera cakes and experimented with these materials in their process portfolios. The PYP visual arts learning outcome that they are working with is: (creating) identify, plan, and make specific choices of materials, tools, and processes. Therefore, students chose the materials and tools they wanted to design a weaving plate.

This week, they created their loom and are beginning to weave on their plates: