Elementary Art – Grades 3-4-5

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Grade 5 Self- Portrait Project


Part of “How We Express Ourselves” unit, Gr. 5 artists are working on a self-portrait project during this rotation. The students learned about line, value and proportion and they are creating a self-portrait in pencil using the transfer technique showed in class. They had the choice to “tell a story” through their portraits, revealing a […]

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All About A. Calder Unit


Very busy start of the year in the Art Studio! Grade 3 artists are wrapping up the unit about Alexander Calder and Shape & Form. This 2 weeks they worked on building mobiles using pipe cleaners and colored foam. Also, the students created an abstract composition inspired by one of Calder’s lithographies using organic shapes and […]

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What’s new in the Art Studio?


Grade 3 artists are halfway through their second rotation and they’ve been very busy learning new things. Our unit is about Shape & Form, having Alexander Calder as our artist focus. Alexander Calder was born in Philadelphia in 1898. Both of his parents were artists. Prior to World War II, Calder sculpted with wood. After the war, he […]

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Grade 4 in the Art Studio


Grade 4 delightful artists started their first rotation for art with a lot of excitement. The students demonstrated their artistic skills while creating a cover for the art journals, representing themselves in unique styles. In the first unit, we learned about line (gesture lines, flowing lines, contour lines, shading lines) and perspective (vanishing point, horizon […]

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Grade 5 Book Presentation


First art rotation concluded with a successful presentation of accordion books, where grade 5 authors and illustrators shared their artwork with teachers and students. They explained how they used actual and implied texture to create their books, also taught younger students the colored pencil technique. Congratulation Grade 5, you did an amazing job!

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What’s new in the Art Studio?


This is the last week for Grade 5 artists in the Art Studio for this rotation. We are just wrapping up our unit of Texture & Rhythm, as the Accordion Picture Books are finished and the illustrations are simply beautiful. The whole process of making the book was very exciting and the students’ challenge was […]

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Grade 5 book project


Welcome to another week in the Art Studio with the G5 Artists working on their Accordion Picture Book, part of the unit “Texture & Rhythm”. The students are using actual and implied texture to create an interesting and colorful realistic fiction book, based on their research about explorers from the Unit of Inquiry –  Exploration. The G5 […]

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Grade 5 in the Art Studio


The first week for Gr. 5 Artists was very productive, as they were eager to use their artistic skills in the art room. After giving the art journal a personal and creative look, we started with our Unit 1 – Texture & Rhythm. The texture scavenger hunt was a dynamic introduction to tactile and visual […]

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Visual Arts at UAS 2017 – 2018


Lower Elementary Teacher:  Mrs. Elizabeth   (KG2, 1st, 2nd)              etyrrell@uasdubai.ae Upper Elementary Teacher:  Mrs. Alina         (G1KY, 3rd, 4th, 5th)      anistor@uasdubai.ae Elementary Art Blogs:  http://sites.uasdubai.ae/elementaryart/  and http://sites.uasdubai.ae/etyrrell/   Course Objectives: This year elementary students will attend art class on a 4 weekly rotational schedule. Students will learn through the elements of art (line, color, texture, value, shape, […]

Grade 3 Masterpieces


Please enjoy some of the Mexican Huipil projects displayed outside the art room.Grade 3 artists created patterns using line and – their favorite part – yarn for the fringe. The whole collection can be admired in February in the reception area. Great job Grade 3!  

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