Art History:  Grade 3

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Lesson 1 - Native American Art (Oct)

This lesson includes Northwest Haida totems, Navajo sand-painting and Kwakiutl mask.


Lesson 2 - Rural Life in Art (Nov)

This lesson contains the work of several regionalists: Grant Wood, "Grandma" Moses, Thomas Hart Benton and Winslow Homer


Lesson 3 - Toys (Dec)

This lesson includes paintings representing toy usage over the last 250 years in America, one of which is by the African American artist Horace Pippin. Actual reproductions of colonial toys are also included: cast iron truck, cup and ball, pull toy and whirligig.


Lesson 4 - Folk Art (Jan)

This lesson contains an explanation of folk art as work of typically untrained (but sometimes highly skilled) artists. It includes calligraphy, "sample" stitchery, Shaker boxes and drawing, bride's boxes of German immigrants, carousel horse, weather vane and cigar store Indian carving.


Lesson 5 - Patriotic Art (Feb)

This lesson includes "Paul revere" by John Singleton Copley, grant Wood's "Midnight Ride of Paul revere", George Washington" by Gilbert Stuart, "I want you for the US Army" poster, "Allies Day, May 1917" by Childe Hassam, and US flag replicas including the Betsy Ross flag.


Lesson 6 - Western Art (Mar)

This lesson includes an introduction to the West, Lewis and Clark's Expedition, of artists' depictions of the grandeur of the Western frontier. It features paintings by Albert Bierstadt, Fredrick Remington, and includes American cowboys and Native Americans.


Lesson 7 - Maritime Art (Apr)

This lesson includes works by Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper, and Currier & Ives.


Lesson 8 - Looking for Light (May)

This lesson contains paintings by Winslow Homer, Mary Cassat, Edward Hopper, Georgia O'Keefe; photographers Alfred Steiglitz and Edward Weston.



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