Third Grade Face or Vase Art
Third graders study colonial life in their social studies curriculum. Silhouette art was popular during colonial times as most people could not afford to have a painting made of their loved ones, and cameras were not invented yet. Having a silhouette, or shadow picture, drawn or clipped was an affordable option for many. Third graders combined this old art form with a much newer art form – Op Art- to create these Face or Vase Op Art pictures.
Students learned about silhouettes, Op Art (nonrepresentational art meant to fool the eye), positive and negative space, and shape while creating these pieces.
Can you see a face and a vase in each
of these pieces?
MA Visual Arts Frameworks: 1.1 Use a variety of material and media. 1.2 Create artwork in a variety of two-dimensional media. 2.4 Explore the use of shapes and forms in 2D and 3D works. 2.5 For pattern and symmetry, explore the use of patterns and symmetrical shapes in 2D and 3D works. 2.6 For space and composition, explore composition by creating artwork with a center of interest, repetition, and/or balance. 8.0 Concepts of style, stylistic influence and stylistic change-identify and analyze characteristic features of art works from various historical periods, cultures, and genres.