Elementary Art – Grades 3-4-5

"The important thing is to CREATE." Pablo Picasso

Elementary Arts Alive Display April 19 – May 3, 2018


We are pleased to announce that the elementary arts alive is officially on view! Our KG2 – 5th Grade students have worked hard since the beginning of the year to create the many different artworks currently hanging in the front and back lobby.


Due to the large number of students, only one artwork per student was chosen to be displayed. Parents are encouraged to collect the rest of their child’s art portfolio from the art room during Student Led Conferences.


Enjoy all the amazing art!

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Grade 4 – Color & Texture Unit


After the amazing competition for the International Day passport, Gr. 4 artists have started a very exciting project – Texture Bowls. We worked in small groups to create texture on the air dry clay, placing it on a cup so that the clay would take an irregular and unique shape. This week we will focus on painting the clay bowls using primary, secondary or tertiary colors.

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“Passport to the Wold” Competition


Congratulations to all Grade 4 artists who participated in the competition for the International Day passport cover. The students worked very hard and the passports look amazing, making the selection process a challenging one. We had both Grade 5 students and teachers from Elementary School deciding the finalists. Cannot wait to see everybody using the passports during the International Day event on Saturday.

Well done Grade 4!!!





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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 line, one-point perspective). The students have been very busy working on their project with one-point perspective.

Our next project is connected with the Unit of Inquiry “Innovation and UAE History” and the grade 4 artists are excited to expose to view how Dubai changed over the years.

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Literacy Month: Book Illustration Art!


Grade 4 Students putting the finishing touches on their book page-inspired Book Art.  During Literacy Month, students selected a book with beautiful illustrations (many of them Caldecott Metal winners), analyzed the illustration using the Elements & Principles of Art, and are in the process of creating an art piece inspired by their favorite page.  We are thrilled at the results!  Look for a Book Art Display in the 2nd floor hallway coming soon!

Color Theory Dress Down Day: Thursday January 26th


COLOR DAY @UAS!   All Elementary Art students (KG2-Grade 5) have just finished up a Color Theory Unit in Art.  To celebrate this great color learning, the Art department is holding an optional UAS dress-down day THIS Thursday.  Students (and staff) may dress in any color scheme: primary colors, complementary colors, monochromatic, rainbow spectrum, secondary colors, value (shades of black/white), tint/shade, etc.   Students (and staff) who dress down are expected to be able to explain their “color scheme” when asked.  

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Grades 3-4-5 Art Projects (displayed & coming home throughout the year)


Please note: Grades 3-4-5 will not be showcasing all their artwork at the end of the year as in past years (Arts Alive), so it is important to stop by UAS throughout the year to view student work each trimester.  Next showing for Grade 3 will be Batik-inspired watercolor paintings, to be displayed in February.  Next up for Grade 4 will be their Logo Artist Study projects, to be displayed sometime in March.  Grade 5 will also have another showing in April.

Grade 4 students will be bringing home two pieces of art on Tuesday: Monochromatic U.A.E. inspired paintings and Skyscraper Line drawings.  Both pieces were displayed at UAS during trimester two.

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Grade 5 & 4 Art Displays


art-showGrades 4 and 5 will both have Art Displays in the upcoming weeks.

All Grade 5 Self-Portraits will be displayed in the Grade 5 Hallway and Ground Floor Lobby from Wednesday, November 23 through December 15.  These were quite a process!   The pencil portrait work is astonishing and the collage pieces are filled with artistic elements and abstract interpretations. We are hoping all parents can see the work on their way to parent conferences.  Students will be able to bring their piece home on December 15th.


Grade 4 Clay Tiles & Sculptures will be displayed in classrooms this week during parent conferences – students can take their sculptures home at that time.  Grade 4 Skyscraper Line Drawings will be displayed in the UAS Ground Floor Lobby in combination with Grade 10’s recent Dubai-themed art work from November 28 through January 8.  Students will be able to take their artwork home the week of January 8.

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Grade 4 Skyscraper Line Drawings


14711153_10153800417321968_6384301340416637145_oGrade 4 has finished their amazing Skyscraper Line Drawings using 3-D line techniques, positive/negative space, balance, perspective, and emphasis.  We based our project on the work of New York graphic artist Marzjr.  Pieces will be displayed in the lobby of U.A.S. in November as part of a joint art show featuring Grade 4 Skyscrapers with the Grade 10’s current Dubai-based project. 14700808_10153800417316968_5387313530495930538_o 14700787_10153800417311968_1697215412867139962_o-1

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Grade 4: Skyscrapers! bring a photo on your device 9/25-9/28


Grade 4  Students are drawing a famous skyscraper for their art sessions this week.  I have suggested that they find a picture of their skyscraper online and save it to their device (or print it out at home).   Students will be encouraged to bring either their device or a picture of their selected skyscraper to Art class (students will be expected to follow the same appropriate device use policies while in Specialist classes)skyscraperss.

4DM – Monday & Tuesday

4SD – Tuesday & Wednesday

4SR – this Tuesday & next Tuesday (no school this Thursday).   

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