Alaska Animals and Franz Marc

Grade 3

Linda Pfisterer, Art Specialist

Students study the animal paintings of Franz Marc, a German painter. They look for simple shapes in the animals that he painted, and also in the Alaskan animals that they will draw. Each student makes one animal pattern and traces it to make a group of animals. They design their art using overlapping animals and warm, cool and neutral colors.

Objectives and assessment criteria

Students will:

  1. name the animals, colors and shapes they see in the Franz Marc paintings.
  2. name and draw the simple geometric shapes they find in their animal.
  3. demonstrate near and far by overlapping the repeated animal shapes.
  4. name and use the warm colors, cool colors and the neutral colors as color is added to the animals and the background.