The 3rd grade students learned about the artist Grant Wood. He was born in a small town in Iowa and was born and raised on a farm. Grant Wood loved living on the farm and had many pets such as chickens, goats, ducks and turkeys. Grant was an excellent artist from an early age on and he did many things revolving around art. He taught art, made jewelry, learned carpentry, and also decorated people’s houses. When he joined the army during WWI his job was to paint camouflage on the tanks and canons. Most of Grant Wood’s paintings were of farmlands because that was a huge part of his childhood. People loved his work because they could relate to his paintings, and they were very peaceful and calming. The 3rd grade students learned the difference between a 2-D and 3-D piece of art. We discussed the various materials a sculpture could be made out of and each student was able to create their very own chicken sculpture.
Thank you to my friend Leah from Green Bay Art Room for this great lesson!