Thursday, December 12, 2013

THIRD GRADE . . . Dancers on a stage

Third graders have completed their dancing figures in art class. Our figure drawing lessons began with the wooden artist model as we learned how to pose the human figure and draw each part of the body with correct proportion and movement. We then moved onto drawing a full dancing figure, and completed our figures with watercolors and colored pencils. Inspired by the work of Edgar Degas, our artists created a moving composition full of grace and beauty. To see all of our work, check out the full gallery of third grade artwork on

Here are a few examples to enjoy...

Artwork by Grace
Artwork by Akshay
Artwork by Rowan

Note to families...
This art blog will be updated regularly with new posts sharing our daily activities in the art room and news about upcoming art exhibits. To respect the privacy of our students, names will always be limited to first name only and identifiable photos will never be accompanied with a name. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to write in the comment box below or send me an email at I would love to hear from you!
    In my class, students are given the chance to explore different materials and fun new techniques as they develop their signature style. Some young artists love to draw with a pencil, some like to paint on canvas or create images in a digital format, while others prefer working with clay and molding three-dimensional forms. In my classroom, we use a variety of materials allowing all artists to experiment and figure out which type of art they like the best. At Ranney School, we place a strong emphasis on originality and celebrate artistic differences, always nurturing and encouraging the imagination of every student.
     Remember to check out our display of finished artwork and student portfolios in the Ranney home page of