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  • Pick a Project

    Posted by Sasha Rigas on 5/31/2020

    Hello third grade! This will be the last art project I will assign for the school year. You can pick one of the projects from below. Feel free to do more than one. I hope you all have a happy and healthy summer. I look forward to seeing you all in the fall. 

    Modelling Inspired By Winter Berries Click Here

    Spider and Web Inspired Collage Click Here

    Shell Inspired Patterns and Pictures Click Here

    Print Yourself A Meadow Click Here

    Autumn Tree Paint and Scratch Picture Click Here

    Rain Inspired Drip and Scratch Painting Click Here


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  • Faith Ringgold Flag

    Posted by Sasha Rigas on 5/25/2020

    Faith Ringgold Flag

    faith ringgold art projects

    -Flag Story Quilt by, Faith Ringgold

    -(born 1930). African American artist and author Faith Ringgold became famous for her “story quilts.” Each of these artworks, which are pieced together of painted canvas and fabric, tells a story. ... She was born on October 8, 1930, in New York City and grew up in the city's Harlem neighborhood. 

    Introduction: Watch the video to learn about the aritst Faith Ringgold. Click Here

    Click Here to watch author and illustrator Faith Ringgold read her book, "Tar Beach". She made story quilts for each picture in the book.

    Make your own Collage Flag:

    Materials needed: 

    Magazines, newspapers, one piece of white paper

    scissor and glue

    flag template Click Here


    1. Look through the magazines and cut out red and blue colors. If you do not have magazines, you could use scraps of fabrics, or cut up construction paper.

    2. Glue the blue pieces inside of the rectangle on the flag. Try to arrange it inside so that it fills the area. You can overlap the pieces to make them fit.

    3. Do the same with the red pieces on every other stripe, starting at the top stripe.

    4. Using magazines or newspapres, cut out sections with words that have a white background. 

    5. Glue them between the red stripes. Make sure they are not too wide. If they are, cut them smaller to fit in the stripes. Try to fill all of the white space with magazine/newspaper pieces.

    6.To make the stars on the flag, cut out small circles from white paper, or use a hole punch. Glue on top of the blue rectangle in rows.

    I look forward to seeing your flag!

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  • Peter Rabbit

    Posted by Sasha Rigas on 5/17/2020

    Peter Rabbit

    Have you ever read the story, The Tale of Peter Rabbit? I love this book. Click Here to listen to the story.

    You will draw your own Peter Rabbit. I always enjoy the way these turn out. To get directions Click Here. Scroll down to where is says draw along video. Follow along and press pause as you need. I can't wait to see your finished Peter Rabbit drawing. 

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  • Rainbow Chicks

    Posted by Sasha Rigas on 5/10/2020

    Rainbow Chicks

    Color Wheel Chicks Color Wheel Chicks3

    IMG_8539-1dnazfj.jpg (480×640) | Classroom art projects ...


    I know we have learned a lot about the color wheel! This project is really fun and my students in the past have really enjoyed it. The goal is to make the birds in the order of the rainbow, which just happens to be the same as the color wheel.


    1. Fold a large paper in half (length wise) and cut it on the line. You will now have two long papers. You can make two pictures or invite one of your family members to join you and make one for themselves.
    2. Draw six circles of about equal sizes on the paper. Spread them out so they are not squished to one side. Make sure they are not touching and they are not too low to the bottom or there will not be any room for the bird’s legs.
    3. Now Draw on each bird, a triangle for a beak, two eyes, wings and two legs with feet. I tried to make mine look like they have a personality. Some look like they are moving, talking, sleeping or even scared. If you put the beak on the side of the circle, it looks like the bird is facing sideways. If you do this, you need to only draw one eye.


    1. When your birds are drawn, outline your birds with a black crayon or sharpie.
    2. With watercolor paints or markers, start with the first color of the rainbow and paint the first bird, red.
    3. Using your knowledge from the color wheel, paint the birds with the remainder colors in the correct order. Each bird is only one color. If you want to paint the beaks orange and their eyes different that is okay.
    4. You can paint the background however you wish or leave it white.



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  • Complimentary Colors

    Posted by Sasha Rigas on 5/3/2020

    Complimentary Colors:

    Choosing the Perfect Party Color Scheme - Parties With A Cause

    Complementary colors are any two colors which are directly opposite each other on the color wheel, such as red and green, blue and orange, yellow and violet. Divide a paper up into three equal parts, or use three seperate papers to place next to each other for the final picture. Then draw an object of your choice three times in the middle of each section. Color the object you drew with the primary colors. Color the background with the complimentary color of each primary color. 

    Here is a good demonstration I found on YouTube:Click Here

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  • Color Wheel Eye

    Posted by Sasha Rigas on 4/26/2020

                  Color Wheel Eye

    Mrs. Pearce's Art Room : Color Wheel Eyeseye

    Print the color wheel workshteet: Click Here

    Objective: Use prior knowledge from previous lesson to color in the color wheel with primary, secondary and tertiary colors.

    Procedures: 1. After completing the color wheel packet from last week, print the color wheel pdf above.

    2. Color or paint the color wheel. Place the proper colors where they are labeled. If you paint it, you will have more ability to mix your secondary colors and tertiary colors. I also think it looks much nicer. Do not use watercolor paints as they do not mix well. If you are mixing a light color with a dark color, always use very little dark, and much more light. For example; to make green you mix blue and yellow. Blue is very dark, and if you add equal amounts with yellow, you will not get green. You will get a blue-green. Therefore, add a dab of blue and much more yellow. While you paint you can follow along with this tutorial video: How to paint a color wheel. If you choose to color with crayons you can make your secondary colors by coloring your primary colors right on top of each other. For example, to make violet, color blue and red in the same spot, while pushing down less with the blue because it is the darker color. To get a blue-violet (tertiary color) you would color the same amount of blue because you want the blue to be stronger. 

     3. When your color wheel is finished and dry, cut out the color wheel on the inside line so the words get cut off.

    4. Place the color wheel on a white paper and draw two triangles on each side, curved so it looks more like a football shape when done. See images above. 

    5. Cut the eye out and glue the wheel to the eye.

    6. Glue the eye to a colored piece of construction paper. 

    7. If you would like eye lashes, cut out long skinny triangle pieces from black paper and glue them around the eye.

    Please save last week's packet because next week we will do one more color theory project 

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  • Color Theory Packet

    Posted by Sasha Rigas on 4/19/2020

    Color Theory:

    Color is one of the important elements of Art. Artists like myself LOOOOOVE color. When you learn the basics and how colors can be used to make a successful piece of art, you will be amazed at all of the things you can do with color. I like to think of it as a science. You can do many experiments with color. This packet is the first part of a two week assignment. Next week I will load the assignment and you will use the packet to help you in your creation. Print and Fill out the packet with crayons or colored pencils. If you do not have a printer, you can draw up your own examples for each section on sketch paper. Make sure you read the directions in each section. It explains what to do. If you have any questions please email me srigas@cgcsd.org.

    Click Here

    Color theory packet

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  • Henri Mattise

    Posted by Sasha Rigas on 4/13/2020

    Henri Matis

    MAtisse matisse


    Henri Matisse was a French artist, known for his use of color. After losing the ability to paint late in life, he explored and mastered the art of collage with paper cut outs. He says that he likes to draw with scissors. Above are a few examples of his work.

    Watch the videos about him here:

    Matti and Dada Click Here

    Matisse Biography Click Here

    Matisse coloring page Click Here

    This collage project was inspired by some of Matisse’s work and focuses on the variety and layering of his colorful organic shapes.


    -Matisse Art Project Collage Tutorial

    Tutorial Click Here

    -Black construction paper

    -Multi-colored construction paper





    Time needed: 1 hour.

    How to make a collage in the style of Henri Matisse

    1. Cut about 4 blocks shapes from colored paper, overlap and glue.

    2. Cut about 5 medium and large organic shapes and glue on top. Organic shapes are shapes that you make up and you cannot name. Geometric shapes are shapes you can name such as square, rectangle and triangle.

    3. Cut about 8 small organic shapes and glue on top.



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