CREATIVE ARTS OVERVIEW STATEMENT FOR GRADE 3:
At MIS, students in Grade 3 engage in a variety of creative arts activities, including visual arts, drama and music. Like all subjects in the Primary section, creative arts is integrated within the Grade 3 Units of Study and allows students to explore and use their creative side to enhance their learning. In Grade 3, students will continue to develop their technique including their control and use of materials with creativity and experimentation. They will expand on the variety of art pieces they learn to create using a larger range of materials, and improving their mastery of art and design techniques including drawing, painting, and sculpting. Students will begin to explore the idea of keeping a sketch book as a record of their observations and as a place to plan out ideas. Students will also use other art forms such as drama and music to continue to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination. Students will explore, on a more technical level, the concepts and techniques of colour, patterns, textures, line, shape, form, space, movement, and sound. In Grade 3, students will continue to explore a range of work from a variety of artists, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work. Students will also continue to expand their vocabulary specific to the creative arts in order to deepen their ability to express their ideas and develop a better understanding of art as a personal expression of ideas.