Art Grade 3

Kamehameha Kapālama Elementary Art Program:



The TAB (Teaching for Artistic Behavior) philosophy proposes that, “In a TAB studio: Students are regarded as artists. Students choose what to work on. Classes begin with a short demonstration or discussion to inspire new ideas. Teaching for artistic behaviors with choices creates a nurturing community of artists. Developmentally appropriate work and differentiation occur regularly. Students determine the purposes for their work. Students learn to reflect on their work.” (


The curriculum reflects the National Core Art Standards. Please click here to download the PDF document of the National Core Art Standards.

E Ola! In Action

  • Visual Arts Transfer Goal A – Craftsmanship/Design Process/Intended Communication
  • Visual Arts Transfer Goal B – Describe/Analyze/Interpret/Evaluate
  • Kūpono
  • Kūlia
  • Mālama & Kuleana
  • Growth Mindset

Manaʻō Nui & Essential Questions: I am an artist!                              

  • How do artists work? 
  • What conditions, attitudes, and behaviors support creativity and innovative thinking? 
  • What responsibilities come with the freedom to create?

Kūʻono (Art Centers):                     

  • Kaha Kiʻi: Drawing
  • Pena: Painting
  • Kāpala: Printmaking
  • Pūlolo: Clay
  • Hoʻopili: Collage

The Schedule:

Third graders attend art twice a cycle for 75 minutes, either the first or second semester.


Students will be graded on their individual progress, which includes performance assessments (assignments and projects), reflections and work habits.

Click on the paint pallet above to visit our Art Studio website for grade 3.


Me ke aloha, Malia Andrus