Third grade artists have been reviewing their curriculum in a fun way…the Big Shoe Review! After drawing a giant tennis shoe, they illustrated the shoe with images and information about one of their favorite artists. We learn about many artists throughout the school year, and we focus on three artists at each grade level every year. This year, third graders learned in depth about “Action Jackson” Pollock, Leonardo DaVinci, and the creator of Blue Dog, Louisiana artist George Rodrigue. I was impressed that they were also able to recall some of their second and first grade focus artists as well – Henri Matisse, Vincent VanGogh, and Pablo Picasso.
After showing everyone how to draw their giant shoe, I hung posters of our artists on the board and set out many art books for them to peruse. Check out some of the cool shoes!