GRADE 3 CURRICULUM COMPANION - ACTIVITIES PANOPLY SCHOOL DAYS ~ STUDENT ART TENT

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1 ACTIVITY ONE (BEFORE VISITNG PANOPLY SCHOOL DAYS) ART VOCABULARY Students will learn art related vocabulary words in order to better understand and evaluate what they observe in the Student Art Tent. Within a day or two BEFORE visiting the Student Art Tent at Panoply School Days. Students will learn art related vocabulary words. Vocabulary Worksheet*, pencils (1 each per student) 1. Distribute Vocabulary Worksheet and ask students to use dictionaries or online resources to determine the meaning of each word. 2. Ask students to write definition or description of each word. 3. Discuss what works of art might look like for each vocabulary word. Page 1 of 7

2 ACTIVITY TWO (BEFORE VISITNG PANOPLY SCHOOL DAYS) COMPARING WORKS OF ART Students will compare works of art that they observe at Panoply s Student Art Tent. Within a day or two BEFORE visiting the Student Art Tent at Panoply School Days. Students will learn how to analyze different works of art relating to colors, shapes, and emotions. Exploring Art Worksheets* and pencils. 1. Distribute Exploring Art Worksheets. 2. Ask students to compare the works of art on the page (they can break into groups to talk about the art; or they can write words describing what they see). 3. Ask the following questions: a. How are the pieces of art different from each other? Observe things such as landscapes and people, what they are wearing, the expression on their faces. b. What do you think the artist used to create each of the pieces (example: paint, pencil, charcoal, etc.)? c. What shapes do you see in the art? How do the colors in each piece compare to each other? Do you see symbol/signs in the art to tell you about what it s about? d. Can you tell what the artist was feeling when he/she created the artwork? What do you feel when you see it? e. Do you think this art would feel smooth or rough? What is the texture? 4. Discuss how they will see a variety of art at the Student Art Tent and ask them to think about what these same questions when they visit the Student Art Tent. Page 2 of 7

3 ACTIVITY THREE (AT PANOPLY SCHOOL DAYS) ART OBSERVATION AND DATA COLLECTION Students will collect data regarding what they see in the Student Art Tent. DURING your visit to Panoply s Student Art Tent at Panoply School Days. Students will observe the art and categorize what they see. Data Collection Worksheets*, pencil (1 per student). 1. Distribute the Data Collection Worksheets to students. You can choose to assign one worksheet to a pair of students so they can work together. You can also assign one question on one worksheet to one or two students so they are not collecting the same data. 2. Ask students to walk through the tent and count how many pieces of art they observe for their assigned characteristic. 3. Collect worksheets at the end of the visit to the Student Art Tent to be used in the classroom for Activity Five. Page 3 of 7

4 ACTIVITY FOUR (AT PANOPLY SCHOOL DAYS) MY FAVORITE ARTWORK Students will select their favorite work of art in the Student Art Tent DURING your visit to Panoply s Student Art Tent at Panoply School Days. Students will observe and select their favorite work of art in the Student Art Tent. Camera (teacher s), Favorite Art Worksheet* (1/2 page size) and pencil (1 per student) 1. Visit the Student Art Tent. 2. Ask students to select their favorite piece of art. If possible, take a picture of the art and the student with the art. 3. Ask students to write down notes about why this is their favorite piece of art. If they need assistance ask them to think about their emotions, the colors, or the shapes in the art that they like. Does it remind them of something? Why did they like this piece of art? 4. Collect their worksheets for use in the classroom. Page 4 of 7

5 ACTIVITY FIVE (AFTER VISITING PANOPLY SCHOOL DAYS) DATA ANALYSIS Students will analyze and categorize the data they collected from the Student Art Tent AFTER your visit to Panoply s Student Art Tent at Panoply School Days. Students will create bar graphs to categorize and compare the types of art observed in the Student Art Tent. Data Collection Worksheets from Activity Three, graph paper, pencils/markers. 1. Distribute copies of Data Collection Worksheets from Activity Three to each student, along with a piece of graph paper. 2. Ask students to categorize the data and create a bar graph representing the different types of art in the Student Art Tent and how many of each type. If possible, ask students to use one square/unit to represent more than one piece of art (for example, each square is three pieces of art). 3. After the charts are completed, discuss which areas had the most, which areas had the least, how many were in each area, how many more of one type there were than another type, and how many total works of art were found. Page 5 of 7

6 ACTIVITY SIX (AFTER VISITING PANOPLY SCHOOL DAYS) SHARING FAVORITE ARTWORK Students will compare works of art that they observe at the Panoply Student Art Tent. AFTER your visit to Panoply s Student Art Tent at Panoply School Days. Students will write a story/opinion piece to describe their favorite work of art from the Student Art Tent. Pictures and Favorite Art Worksheet from Activity Four of each student s favorite piece of art, lined paper and pencil (or computer). 1. Ask students to take a look at their chosen favorite work of art in the Student Art Tent and discuss the following in their story: a. Describe the art. What was used to create it? What does it look like? What kinds of shapes are used? What colors/how many colors are in this piece of art? b. What do you think the artist was feeling when he/she created this piece of art? c. What did you feel when you saw the piece of art? Why is it your favorite? 2. Students should use their notes from the day of the visit to help them remember why they chose that piece of art. 3. Students could present their story to the class and discuss why it is their favorite piece of art. Page 6 of 7

7 ACTIVITY SEVEN (AFTER VISITING PANOPLY SCHOOL DAYS) CREATING ART Students will create their own artwork and present what they created. AFTER your visit to the Student Art Tent at Panoply School Days. Students will use their own creativity and inspiration from the Student Art Tent in creating works of art and will talk about their art to the class. Paper, crayons, markers, paint, scissors (any art supplies available) 1. Ask students to create their own work of art. Remind them to think about colors, shapes, emotions as they create their artwork. 2. Ask students to present their artwork to the class, or in smaller groups. Remind them to talk about what type of art it is, what they used to create it, what they like about it and what inspired them. Did anything about their visit to Panoply inspire them? 3. Optional: Pick a theme such as Your Panoply Visit. Page 7 of 7

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