July 29

GRADE 2 WEEK 4 TERM 3 REMOTE LEARNING 2020

GRADE 2 WEEK 4 TERM 3

REMOTE LEARNING 2020

3rd August 2020 – 7th August 2020

READ ALONG WITH MRS MENHENNET!

 

Hello to all my Grade 2 students from Cambridge Primary School and whoever else might be reading this post.

This is week 4 of Term 3 2020 and all my Grade 2 students are remote learning at home!

We are going to be doing a bit of Visual Arts learning about the English artist David Hockney and his paintings of water and swimming pools!

  • For students to explore the artworks of English artist David Hockney.

  • For students to experiment and explore drawing  their body moving in water.

  • To introduce the instructions for the Specialist Rich Task.

  • To revise the audio function on my blog post.

  • To read along with Mrs Menhennet as she reads the blog post aloud.

 

  • I can view and think about the artworks of David Hockney.

  • I can experiment and explore drawing my body moving in water.

  • I understand the instructions for the Specialist Rich Task.

  • I can play the audio function  on the blog post and read along with Mrs Menhennet.

Let’s get started!

In Week 2 I asked you to draw yourself swimming in water.

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 64

Last week (week 3) I asked you to draw yourself swimming in water again but I wanted you to try to improve on your drawing from week 2.

 

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 42

Some artists might have improved the way they drew hair moving in water or put bends in elbows or knees. I have made folders on your grade’s edmodo page for you to upload photos of your drawings for Week 2 and Week 3. These photos are evidence that you have completed this work.

Here are the Instructions for the Specialists Rich Task.

This Rich Task will require some thinking and some organising. You will need lots of time to complete it. So the Grade 2 Rich Task should be uploaded to your grade’s Edmodo folder by the end of WEEK 6!

For this Specialists Rich Task you will  –

CREATE YOURSELF SWIMMING IN WATER.

  • How does the water and the motion of swimming affect your body?

  • How does the water and motion of swimming affect your hair?

  • How will you create the water?

  • Label the body parts of yourself in Italian and English.

  • Find out what the word for water is in Italian.

  • Use digital technologies to enhance your work. You might use a creative app or take photos of your rich task as you create it or make a video explaining how you created your rich task, etc, etc.

  • What will you use to create this artwork?

For the last two weeks you might have used pencils or crayons or textas to PRACTICE drawing yourself swimming in water.

Now, in creating this Rich Task, you need to think about what else you might use to create yourself swimming in water.

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In the past, in the art room, my students have created themselves swimming in water like this.

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 1This artwork involved  –

  • Using colourful oil pastels to create their body swimming in water. Don’t forget your bathers!

  • Drawing their swimming body nice and large to fill the space on the paper. (If I wanted you to draw your swimming body really, really small I would tell you to create your art work on a tiny post it note!) DRAW BIG!

  • Using white oil pastel to draw wiggly lines in the water.

  • Using a blue wash of paint (blue paint or blue food dye with water in it) to paint over the white wiggly oil pastel lines.

  • Drawing or painting water is a challenge. The water is always moving. There are reflections in the water. The water moves and distorts the image of whatever is under the water. The water moves and distorts the image it is reflecting.

In this time of remote learning, as artists,  we are not working in the art room.

In this time of remote learning, as artists, we all have to adapt  and change to creating at home.

So you won’t be able to create your body swimming in water in exactly the same way that it has been made before.  And that really doesn’t matter. You will all be brilliantly creative artists at home!

So I am giving you  lots of CHOICE with how you create yourself swimming in water. I also want you to USE MORE THAN ONE ART MATERIAL OR WAY OF CREATING when you are making your rich task.

So perhaps you will draw with oil pastels

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 2

or watercolour pencils

or textas smudged with a wet  brush

or paint with a sponge

or paint with scrunched up newspaper 

will you use watercolour paint

or watered down food colouring

or use play doh

or make your own play doh or salt dough

Salt Dough Recipe

Ingredients

  • I cup salt
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 1 cup hot water

Method

  1. Add salt and plain flour to a bowl gradually adding hot water. You might not need all the water!
  2. Mix together until a dough forms. Make sure it isn’t sticky.
  3. Leave your salt dough creations to air dry overnight. Then put your salt dough creations in the oven at 120 degrees Celsius for about 3 hours.
  4. When your salt dough creations are cool you can paint them. If you don’t have gloss paint and you want them to look shiny you can paint them with varnish when the paint is dry. If you don’t have any varnish just paint them with PVA glue. This will also make them nice and shiny.

or use a drawing or painting app on your ipad

or cut plain or patterned paper

or tear plain or patterned paper

or use scrap cardboard

or stuff out of the laundry basket

or other stuff

or some of those things

or all of those things

or something I haven’t even listed!

I am giving you lots and lots and lots of choice

in how you create your rich task

I am NOT telling you to go out and buy new art materials to use!

NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO!

You need to THINK about what you already have at HOME and HOW you can use it.

 

Don’t forget to ask permission to pull stuff out of cupboards to use, or to make salt dough, or things like that.

And because this is a rich task you also need to

  • Label the body parts of yourself in Italian and English.

  • Find out what the word for water is in Italian.

  • Use digital technologies to enhance your work. You might use a creative app or take photos of your rich task as you create it or make a video explaining how you created your rich task, etc, etc.

· And, of course, tidy up after you have created!!!

I cannot wait to see your rich tasks inspired by David Hockney’s swimming paintings!

 

So for inspiration, before you get working, let’s look again at some of those paintings by David Hockney of swimming bodies in water.

 

All the swimmers in David Hockney’s paintings above have bent knees and bent arms. Bent knees and bent arms will help your body look like it is moving.

 

This is one of David Hockney’s Ipad drawings of a rainy night.

 

David Hockney was asked to design posters for the Olympic Games in Munich in 1972. This is his beautiful artwork called the Diver. Look how he painted the water and the diver’s reflection!

 

Did you know David Hockney was  asked to paint a real swimming pool?

 

 

It is a massive swimming pool at a big hotel in California, in the USA.

These are swimming bodies that have been created by Cambridge Primary School students as well as some swimming photos at the end of the blog post.

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You have until the end of week 6 to upload your rich task,

Have fun,

Mrs Menhennet

July 21

GRADE 1 WEEK 3 TERM 3 REMOTE LEARNING 2020

GRADE 1 WEEK 3 TERM 3

REMOTE LEARNING 2020

(27th July  – 31st July)

PART 1 READ ALONG WITH MRS MENHENNET!

 

Hello to all my Grade 1 students from Cambridge Primary School and whoever else might be reading this post.

This is week 3 of Term 3 2020 and all my Grade 1 students are remote learning at home!

 

We are going to be doing a bit of Visual Arts learning around the topic of  colour!

Last week I asked you to draw a rainbow scene including the colours of the rainbow in order.

I hope you kept last week’s rainbow drawing somewhere nice and safe. You will need to submit last week’s rainbow drawing as evidence of your completion of this unit of work when you submit your Specialists Rich Task.

 Instructions for the Specialists Rich Task will be forwarded to you soon.

 

 

  •  To revise the order of the colours of the rainbow.

  • To revise the audio function on my blog post.

  • To read along with Mrs Menhennet as she reads the blog post aloud.

  • To create a rainbow using found objects.

  •  I watch and listen to the video song about Roy G Biv.

  • I can play the audio function  on the blog post and read along with Mrs Menhennet.

  • I can create a found object rainbow with the colours in the correct order.

Let’s get started!

 I know you loved last week’s fantastic song about Roy G Biv so here it is again for you to enjoy. Perhaps I will be able to hear some students singing along this time.

Let’s watch and sing along with the video.

If you need to stop the video at anytime you can just press the pause button and then come back to the song.

 

Part 2 READ ALONG WITH MRS MENHENNET!

This week I don’t want you to draw a rainbow.

This week we are going to do something different.

I want you to create a rainbow using objects that you can find around your house!

Yes, that’s right, I want you to make a rainbow using objects you can find around your house.

The photo above shows a rainbow that a student made using objects they found around their house.

You can see that they used toys, blocks, textas, pencils, cars, all sorts of things.

Now STOP!

Before you start running around your house like a crazy person collecting objects let’s think about this.

I do not want you touching any objects that don’t belong to you without permission.

I also want you to know and understand that all good artists clean up after themselves.

So, every single thing that you use in your rainbow of objects has to be put away properly and correctly after you have finished photographing your artwork.

Here is another photo of  a rainbow of found objects.

 

You could also use socks, t shirts, scarves,  hats, balls, balloons, ribbons, tea towels, face washers, plastic bottles, plastic cups, etc, etc.

 

And how will you remember the order of the colours for your found object rainbow?

ROY G BIV, of course!

Look at these huge rainbows some artists created out of found objects!

When your rainbow of found objects is finished please photograph it with your device.

You don’t need to submit your photo this week.

 You will submit your photo of your found object rainbow  as evidence of your completion of this unit of work when you submit your Specialists Rich Task.

Have fun,

Mrs Menhennet

NOW HERE ARE THE GRADE 1 STUDENTS FOUND OBJECT RAINBOWS!

Aryaveer 1G found object rainbow 2020

George 1G found object rainbow 2020

Luis 1G found object rainbow 2020

Aarushi 1G found object rainbow 2020

bhavreet 1G found object rainbow 202

Riley 1G found object rainbow 2020

Dylan 1G found object rainbow 2020

Thomas 1G found object rainbow 2020

Aliya 1G found object rainbow 2020

 

Aahil 1G found object rainbow 2020

Enaya 1G found object rainbow 2020

Zacharry 1G found object rainbow 2020

Zane 1F found object rainbow 2020

Jordyn 1F found object rainbow 2020

Vohan 1F found object rainbow 2020

Raam 1F found object rainbow 2020

Chanelle 1F found object rainbow 2020

Saazdeep 1F found object rainbow 2020

Akhila 1F found object rainbow 2020

Connor 1F found object rainbow 2020

Anjali 1F found object rainbow 2020

Logan 1F found object rainbow 2020

AShvath 1F found object rainbow 2020

 

Natalie 1F found object rainbow 2020

Zain 1F found object rainbow 2020

Hadi 1F found object rainbow 2020

Peyton 1F found object rainbow 2020

Adithya 1C found object rainbow 2020

Harrison 1D found object rainbow 2020

Rithul 1D found object rainbow 2020

Bilal 1D found object rainbow 2020

Josh 1D found object rainbow 2020

Blake 1D found object rainbow 2020

Ricky 1D found object rainbow 2020

Lewis 1D foundobject rainbow 2020

Divinity 1D found object rainbow 2020

Ruvee 1D found object rainbow 2020

Navitha 1D found object rainbow 2020

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Sam 1E found object rainbow 2020

Aggam 1E found object rainbow 2020

Riya 1E found object rainbow 2020

Seja 1E found object raqinbow 2020

Allen 1E found ob ject rainbow 2020

Flynn 1E FOUND OBJECT RAINBOW 2020

Mason 1E found obje t rainbow 2020

Austin 1E found object rainbow 2020

Ebony 1E found object rainbow 2020

Zimal 1E rainbow 2020

Sema 1E found object rainbow 2020

April 21

GRADE 5 REMOTE LEARNING VISUAL ARTS GALLERY 2020

Here you will find a gallery of artworks created by Grade 5 students at Cambridge Primary School over the past few weeks.

Face multicoloured hair curved coloured paper strips fringe of small multicoloured paper squares large circular eyes with black irises short straight black eyelashes multicoloured small striped nose wearing bow tie no mouth curious expression

Aaliyah 5D 1 Face with multicoloured hair and nose wearing bowtie

This includes any artworks created over the two weeks of the school holidays when these students were, like most of the rest of us, confined to home.

Manga style drawing male character wearing surgical mask with coronavirus bright green floating around the character

Marko 5B 1 drawing

Aditi 5F 2 Constructed cardboard semi circular cradle for pencil storage decorated to look like a watermelon slice full of pencils and markers laying left and right

Aditi 5F 2 Constructed cardboard semi circular cradle for pencil storage decorated to look like a watermelon slice

It also includes artworks created during Week 1 and 2 of term 2 2020. The Visual Arts task for Week 2 for all grade 3/4/5/6/E students was to think about the many creative ways the students have used their time over the past few weeks and to send me photos of these creative artworks. Perhaps they have been drawing, knitting, painting, making models, crocheting, making jewellery, printing, constructing, cutting, making collages, etc, etc, etc???

grey lead pencil drawing mermaid on a rock in the moonlight

Danielle 5F 1 grey lead pencil drawing

3D freesstanding block capital letter A collaged with multicoloured patterned paper scraps and washi tape

Aaliyah 5D 1 3D block letter A collaged with patterned paper and washi tape

I will continue to update these online galleries on this blog as students send photos of their artworks to me by email.

Lego model of cafe counter with cappuccino machine barista cupcakes and more

Aaliyah 5D 2 Lego model of cafe counter with cappuccino machine barista cupcakes and more

The students will be delighted if you leave a comment or a question about their artwork.

grey lead pencil and bright blue and red marker drawing superhero cartoon Super Cup

Aaliyah 5D 4 Superhero comic Super Cup

Thanks,

Shell Menhennet

Painted sea shell black royal blue maroon covered in silver glitter

Aaliyah 5D 6 Painted sea shell black royal blue maroon covered in silver glitter

grey lead pencil drawing female character on stage with footlights stage lights and confetti flying around

Aaliyah 5D 5 grey lead pencil drawing female character on stage with footlights stage lights and confetti flying around

manga style drawing koala in a tree

Marko 5B 3 drawing

manga style drawing male character wearing peaked cap

Marko 5B 2 drawing

Coloured pencil drawings enhanced stick figure clown with large friendly face bunch of balloons happy girl eating yellow spaghetti from red bowl

Aaliyah 5D 3 Coloured pencil drawing enhanced stick figure clown with large head girl eating spaghetti from a bowl

mango style drawing male character exaggerated sports shoe size on feet

Marko 5B 4 drawing

Drawing multi scooped ice cream cone How is ice cream made? Explanatory text written on the vanilla scoops of ice cream Chocolate strawberry pistachio scoops yellow cone with orange lines to form diamond pattern on cone brown cylindrical wafer yum

Aditi 5F 1 Drawing of multi scooped ice cream cone How is ice cream made?

manga style drawing female character carrying best teacher trophy in one hand and a cup of coffee in the other

Marko 5B 5 drawing

drawing coloured pencil 5 small quirky characters multicoloured apple crazy eyes tonhgue sticking out square minion yellow blue

Aaliyah 5D 3 5 drawing small quirky characters

Drawing manga style character carrying watermelons pink face mask over eyes

Marko 5B 6 drawing

pastel rainbow painted sea shell

Aaliyah 5D 8 pastel painted rainbow sea shell

 

3 folded squares mint green lemon pale pink small drawings over folded part of paper sunbaking tropical fruit on lemon sloth and bunch of balloons floating away on pale pink hello with cute white face for O on mint green

Aaliyah 5D 9 3 folded squares with small drawings on the folded parts of the square

drawing manga style male character moustache balding

Marko 5B 8 drawing

Manga style drawing of male character

Marko 5B 9 drawing

grey lead pencil drawing of a toddler including photo on phone the drawing was copied from

Marko 5B 10grey lead pencil drawing of a toddler

Nathan 5E 1

Ethan 5E 1

Diamond art tiger

Mya 5C 1

Mya 5C 2

Ethan 5E 2

Ethan 5E 3

Mya 5C 3

Thinuli 5E 1

Mikayla 5A 1

Ahmed 5F 1

Neil 5A 1

Neil 5A 2

Mia 5B 1

Hannah Rose 5A 3

Hannah Rose 5A 2

Hannah Rose 5A 1

Mia 5B 2

Kethan 5D 1

Zaina 5A 1

Yethmini 5E

Yethmini 5E image

Hannah Rose 5A cu2

hannah Rose 5A cu1

July 7

GRADE 3 DAVID HOCKNEY STYLE SWIMMING PAINTINGS

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing

UPDATE: I have added a few more photos to this post!!!

I saw this idea on USE YOUR COLOURED PENCILS ages ago and thought it would work well with my grade 3 students.

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing

 

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Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 23

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 22

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 22

USE YOUR COLOURED PENCILS is a fantastic primary art teacher blog from Western Australia full of brilliant ideas.

We started off by looking at several David Hockney swimming pool paintings, from the 1960s, on the projector screen. I use MY PINTEREST BOARDS to store and then display images on the projector so I don’t have to clog up my laptop with squillions of art images.

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The discussion was loud and vigorous with the students pointing out that it was interesting to choose that splash moment to paint rather than the person on the end of the board or in the middle of the dive, etc.

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And in each grade the comment was made that the swimmer in this painting looked like he was wearing a nappy!?! Oh the highs and lows of discussions with Grade 3!!! This painting was excellent for talking about the differences between a swimming/floating body and a standing/walking body. I don’t think that was why he painted it but – Thank you, David Hockney!

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Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 18

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Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 25

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 64

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 63

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 62

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 62

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 61

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 61

So as I have been gradually introducing the students to using an art journal this year they had to start by doing a quick drawing, 5 – 10 minutes only, in pencil, in their journal, of themselves as a floating/swimming body. This was then brought to me for a quick personal discussion during which I write or draw a few prompts/praises on their draft. These are directly related to their drawings, at their ability level, and I ask that they try to incorporate the ideas generated from our short, personal discussion into their ‘good copy’. Yes, folks, DIFFERENTIATION is alive and well in this Visual Arts classroom!!!

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Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 6

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Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 60

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 59

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 59

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 58

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 58

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 56

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 56

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 55

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 55

 

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Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 53

The first time I did this in their book was hilarious. They were all horrified that I was writing on top of their drawing but they now all have a much more secure idea of what a rough draft is and don’t feel so precious about every rough drawing any more.

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Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 35

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Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 66

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Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 11

Once the students had started their drawing /painting on A3 cartridge paper I quickly called a halt as most were using grey lead pencil and drawing a teeny tiny swimming version of themselves. What happened to filling the space with their body? So the grey lead pencils were put away as soon as their draft was finished and the students moved bravely, straight onto using the oil pastels, to create their swimmer. Ahhh, much better!

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Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 2

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Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting dra

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Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 37

Once their swimmer drawing was finished they tackled the challenge of pool water reflection lines using  white oil pastel.

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Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 12

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Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 21

The students then painted on the water using dry block poster paint with the paint magically resisting the oil in the pastels!!! Yes, I know, sometimes the old techniques are the best ones for the job!

POSITIVES:

  • Rich, engaging activity
  • fantastic discussion
  • lots of students came into the art room talking about the David Hockney images they had looked up on Pinterest or Google images after discussing this with their family about what they were doing
  • comparing rough drafts with final pieces of work to demonstrate the changes and improvements in their final piece
  • all students were very proud of their work, regardless of their ability level
  • they make a fantastic display!

NEGATIVES

  • I don’t think there were any!!!

You can see more David Hockney style swimmers inspired, like me, by USE YOUR COLOURED PENCILS here in these links

KIDS ARTISTS from the Netherlands

MRS KNIGHTS SMARTEST ARTISTS from Dolvin Elementary School in Georgia, U.S.A

And more from my Grade 3 students below.

And I’m sure my Grade 3 children would love it if you left them a comment.

Shell       shelley menhennet

 

 

 

September 29

NEW SCRAP PAPER COLOUR BOXES

I have always been really good at using up scrap paper, and encouraging all the children to do the same but have always been annoyed by the huge box of mess the old scrap box always ended up in.

Well, OK, it was never quite that bad but it was still annoying!

Here is my solution which seems to be working out really well.

I purchased a set of magazine boxes in bright colours and I already had a set of images of coloured paint tins which I was going to use for a display.  I stuck the paint tin pictures on with some clear contact and

ended up with a

 and

set of scrap paper boxes which the children seem to be using carefully as they think they look special!!!

And this is my Georgie fiddling around with them and helping me to sort them out – thanks Georgie! XXX

September 29

MY AVATAR

It took me ages to get around to creating an avatar for myself that I could use on Edmodo for school, and on this blog, and other things. I made sure I gave myself a pointy chin where it used to be before those other chins moved in and hid it, and my new blue glasses!

And then I went and had a radical haircut and got my new BLUE HAIR!!!

So now I have to give my avatar BLUE HAIR – and it will probably take me another age to figure out how to do that!!!

 

March 20

Grade 4 Paul Klee Sinbad the sailor

Last year I looked at Paul Klee with the Grade 4’s.

 We discussed the backgrounds of his paintings, particularly Sinbad the sailo,r although we did look at others as well, and decided to try to make our own backgrounds like Paul Klee.

These backgrounds took a lot longer to finish than I thought they would but the children were totally absorbed while creating them. We made our foreground images using flouro paper and gel pens. When they were carefully cut out we raised them up using thick double sided mounting tape so they appeared to float on top of the background. The Grade 4 children were all very proud odf their finished work.