September 14

GRADE PREP/1/2 WEEK 10 TERM 3 REMOTE LEARNING 2020

GRADE PREP/1/2 WEEK 10 TERM 3 REMOTE LEARNING 2020

I hope you all enjoy the fantastic activities in the SUPER DOOPER SPECIALIST GRID for Week 10 – especially the Visual Arts activities! The grid can be found on the Cambridge Primary school website.

Congratulations on surviving one whole term of remote learning at home.

Congratulations

Let’s hope we all see each other at school, in the art room, next term!

Have fun,

from Mrs Menhennet

September 2

GRADE PREP WEEK 9 TERM 3 REMOTE LEARNING 2020

 

GRADE PREP WEEK 9 TERM 3

REMOTE LEARNING 2020

7th September 2020 – 11th September 2020

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This is week 9 of Term 3 2020 and all my Grade Prep students are remote learning at home!

This week is Visual Arts CATCH UP WEEK!

So if there are any Visual Arts tasks for Term 3 that you haven’t completed or uploaded now is the time to CATCH UP!

In week 2 you needed to draw a self portrait. Here is link to the Week 2 blog post if you need it.

Peyton Prep A Self portrait

In week 3 you needed to create a MONOCHROMATIC self portrait.  Here is a link to the Week 3 blog post if you need it.

 

Tianna Prep c Monochromatic self portrait 2020

In week 6 you needed to upload your SPECIALIST RICH TASK. Instructions for the Specialist rich task are here on the week 4 blog post if you need it.

Tianna Prep C tound object self portrait 2020

In week 7 you needed to draw different lines. Here is a link to the Week 7 blog post if you need it.

 

Thisuka Prep A drawing lines 2020

In week 8 you needed to draw a star and a vertical line to make a magic wand. You then needed to draw all sorts of lines to show the magic bursting out of your magic wand! Here is a link to the Week 8 blog post if you need it.

Alissa Prep A magic wand lines 2020

 

Zoya Prep F magic wand lines 2020

Make sure you have uploaded everything you need to into the correct Class Dojo portfolio or Seesaw activity.

 

If you have completed everything here are a few videos for you to enjoy!

How to draw a health hero by Art for Kids hub.

How to draw Godzilla by Art for kids hub.

The texture song by Scratch Garden.

The colour song by Scratch Garden.

And just for fun – Lucas the Spider. He is soooo cute! I know it says 24 episodes but they are really, really, really short!

Have fun,

Mrs Menhennet

September 2

GRADE 1 WEEK 9 TERM 3 REMOTE LEARNING 2020

 

GRADE 1 WEEK 9 TERM 3

REMOTE LEARNING 2020

7th September 2020 – 11th September 2020

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This is week 9 of Term 3 2020 and all my Grade 1  students are remote learning at home!

This week is Visual Arts CATCH UP WEEK!

So if there are any Visual Arts tasks for Term 3 that you haven’t completed or uploaded now is the time to CATCH UP!

In week 2 you needed to draw a rainbow scene including the sun, clouds and rain. Here is link to the Week 2 blog post if you need it.

In week 3 you needed to create a rainbow from objects you found in your house.  Here is a link to the Week 3 blog post if you need it.

In week 6 you needed to upload your SPECIALIST RICH TASK. Instructions for the Specialist rich task are here on the week 4 blog post if you need it.

In week 7 you needed to find and draw 4 patterns in your house. Here is a link to the Week 7 blog post if you need it.

In week 8 you needed to design new boots for ME! Here is a link to the Week 8 blog post if you need it.

Make sure you have uploaded everything you need to into the correct Class Dojo portfolio.

 

If you have completed everything here are a few videos for you to enjoy!

How to draw a health hero by Art for Kids hub.

How to draw Godzilla by Art for kids hub.

The texture song by Scratch Garden.

The colour song by Scratch Garden.

And just for fun – Lucas the Spider. He is soooo cute! I know it says 24 episodes but they are really, really, really short!

Have fun,

Mrs Menhennet

September 2

GRADE 2 WEEK 9 TERM 3 REMOTE LEARNING 2020

 

GRADE 2 WEEK 9 TERM 3

REMOTE LEARNING 2020

7th September 2020 – 11th September 2020

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This is week 9 of Term 3 2020 and all my Grade 2  students are remote learning at home!

This week is Visual Arts CATCH UP WEEK!

So if there are any Visual Arts tasks for Term 3 that you haven’t completed or uploaded now is the time to CATCH UP!

In week 2 you needed to look at the artwork of David Hockney and then draw yourself swimming in water. Here is link to the Week 2 blog post if you need it.

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 25

In week 3 you needed to look at your drawing from Week 2 and think about how you could improve it. And then you needed to draw yourself swimming in water again. Here is a link to the Week 3 blog post if you need it.Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 18

In week 6 you needed to upload your SPECIALIST RICH TASK. Instructions for the Specialist rich task are here on the week 4 blog post if you need it.

In week 7 you needed to do some paper weaving. Here is a link to the Week 7 blog post if you need it.

In week 8 you needed to do some paper weaving and then change it into something else! Here is a link to the Week 8 blog post if you need it.

Make sure you have uploaded everything you need to into the correct Edmodo assignment.

 

If you have completed everything here are a few videos for you to enjoy!

How to draw a health hero by Art for Kids hub.

How to draw Godzilla by Art for kids hub.

The texture song by Scratch Garden.

The colour song by Scratch Garden.

And just for fun – Lucas the Spider. He is soooo cute! I know it says 24 episodes but they are really, really, really short!

Have fun,

Mrs Menhennet

August 26

GRADE 2 WEEK 8 TERM 3 REMOTE LEARNING 2020

 

GRADE 2 WEEK 8 TERM 3

REMOTE LEARNING 2020

31st August 2020 – 7th September 2020

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This is week 8 of Term 3 2020 and all my Grade 2  students are remote learning at home!

This week we are going to be doing some Visual Arts learning about PAPER WEAVING.

Last week I asked you to have a go at doing some PAPER WEAVING like this.

The blue and white WEAVING above was done by Shaurya from 2E and the brown and blue WEAVING, making excellent use of some magazine pages, was done by Siddharth 2D.

If you didn’t do your PAPER WEAVING last week you will need to go to the blog post for Grade 2 Week 7 for instructions.

Here is a story about weaving called ‘The Goat in the rug’ by Geraldine.

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Wow! Geraldine was the name of the goat and she told the wonderful story about her owner weaving a rug from her wool.

OVER UNDER OVER UNDER

Even though Glenmae was weaving a very big rug she was still going over and under with the wool just like you do when you are paper weaving.

OVER UNDER OVER UNDER

Paper weaving is a skill and you need to practice to improve your weaving skill.

OVER UNDER OVER UNDER

So this week I want you to have another go at paper weaving.

OVER UNDER OVER UNDER

BUT when you finish this week I want you to add something to your weaving to turn it into something else.

So you might turn it into a cow!

 

Or you might turn it into a crocodile!

 

Or you might turn it into a rocket!

Or you might turn it into a fancy quilt for a fancy bed!

 

Use your imagination and see what you can come up with!

And you might have some big paper bags at home that have been used to deliver shopping or take away to your house while you have been in lock down. The sides of a large paper bag are fantastic to weave through. You might like to try paper bag weaving instead.

I can’t wait to see what you come up with. I will create an assignment on Edmodo called Visual Arts week 8 that you can attach your finished week 8 weaving to.

And if you need to watch the videos from last week to remind you how to do paper weaving then just go back to the Grade 2 Week 7 blog post. You will find it in the Recent blog posts list in the side bar.

Have fun,

Mrs Menhennet

Here is the student work from grade 2 2020.

August 26

GRADE 1 WEEK 8 TERM 3 REMOTE LEARNING 2020

 

GRADE 1 WEEK 8 TERM 3

REMOTE LEARNING 2020

31st August 2020 – 7th September 2020

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This is week 8 of Term 3 2020 and all my Grade 1  students are remote learning at home!

This week we are going to be doing some Visual Arts learning about PATTERN.

Last week you looked for PATTERNS around your house and then you drew them like this.

If you haven’t drawn your patterns yet go to the Grade 1 week 7 blog post for instructions.

This week I have a read aloud for you of Bronwyn Bancroft’s beautiful picture story book ‘Shapes of Australia’. It is full of  magnificent patterns and a feast for your eyes to devour!

 

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Oh that was just glorious to look at! All those wonderful Australian shapes decorated by author and illustrator Bronwyn Bancroft.

Now I have something special to show you. These are my new boots.

Yes, they have rainbows on them and yes, they are now called my ROY G BIV boots!

Do you like them?

 I LOVE them!

You currently have lots of PATTERN ideas in your head. Last week you looked all around your house searching for PATTERNS and this week you have looked at and listened to a beautiful story by Bronwyn Bancroft full of PATTERNS.

So let’s use all those PATTERN ideas floating around in your head. I want you to design a new pair of PATTERNED boots for me!

wow

Here is a drawing template of a boot that is similar to my ROY G BIV boots.

If you want to use this template you will have to copy it and then print it.

If you don’t have a printer available or you don’t want to print the template just draw up a large boot shape on a piece of paper and use that.

Will you cover the boot in one pattern or divide it up into sections and put different patterns in each section? What colours will you use?

 

I can’t wait to see what you come up with! I will make a folder called Visual Arts Week 8 on Class Dojo for your finished boot designs.

Have fun,

Mrs Menhennet

 

HERE ARE THE GRADE 1 PATTERN BOOTS!

Fiona 1G pattern boot 2020

Martha 1G pattern boot 2020

Aahil 1G pattern boot 2020

 

Aliya 1G pattern boot 2020

Atmika 1G pattern boot 2020

Enaya 1G pattern boot 2020

Aarushi 1G pattern boot 2020

George 1G pattern boot 2020

Reyansh 1G pattern boot 2020

Luis 1G pattern boot 2020

Riley 1G pattern boot 2020

Thomas 1G pattern boot 2020

Dylan 1G pattern boot 2020

Zacharry 1G pattern boot 3 2020

Emrys 1G pattern boot 2020

Mishca 1G pattern boot 2020

Vohan 1F pattern boot 2020

Jordan 1F pattern boot 2020

Dustin 1F pattern boot 2020

Zain 1F pattern boot 2020

Zane 1F pattern boot 2020

Saazdeep 1F pattern boot 2020

Chanelle 1F pattern boot 2020

Santi 1F pattern boot 2020

Raam 1F pattern boot 2020

Ashvath 1F pattern boot 2020

Natalie 21F pattern boot 2020

Anjali 1F pattern boot 2020

Akhila 1F pattern boot 2020

Connor 1F pattern boot 2020

Hadi 1F pattern boot 2020

Peyton 1F pattern boots 2020

Tata 1B pattern boot 2020

Bilal1D pattern boot 2020

Ricky 1D pattern boot 2020

Harper 1D pattern boots 2020

Divinity 1D pattern boots 2020

1D beiBei pattern boot 2020

April 1D pattern boot 2020

Harrison 1D pattern boot 2020

Blake 1D pattern boot 2020

Kiara 1D pattern boot 2020

Jon 1D pattern boot 2020

Ruvee 1D pattern boot 2020

Navitha 1D pattern boot 2020

Lewia 1D npattern boot 2020

Muhammad 1D pattern boot 2020

Josh 1D pattern boot 2020

Rithul 1D pattern boot 2020

Oscar 1E pattern boot 2020

Austin 1E pattern boot 2020

Ebony 1 E patern boot 2020

Aggam 1E pattern boots 2020

Riya 1E pattern boot 2020

Zimal 1E pattern boot 2020

Flynn 1E pattern boot 2020

Aydin 1E pattern boot 2020

iam 1E pattern boot 2020

Sage 1E pattern boot 2020

Sam 1E pattern boots 2020

August 19

GRADE PREP WEEK 7 TERM 3 REMOTE LEARNING 2020

 

GRADE PREP WEEK 7 TERM 3

REMOTE LEARNING 2020

24th August 2020 – 28th August 2020

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This is week 7 of Term 3 2020 and all my Grade PREP students are remote learning at home!

 

This week we are going to be doing some Visual Arts learning about LINE.

Here is a story about all sorts of lines. It is called “Lines that wiggle.”

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What an amazing book. I hope you enjoyed the story. There are all sorts of lines everywhere we look.

In this next video a teacher draws all sorts of lines on a piece of paper.

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Now I want you to do a drawing showing me all the different sorts of lines you can draw.

You will need a piece of paper. Any sort of paper will do.

You can use pencils,

or crayons,

or textas.

 

At the end of the video the teacher asked you to do a drawing of all different lines after tracing your hand. You can do that or you can do the drawing she did at the start with all the different lines in rows.

You can choose how you do your drawing. Just make sure it is covered with all sorts of different lines. I also want you to  FILL UP THE SPACE on your paper with all the different lines that you draw.

 

I will put a folder on Class Dojo or Seesaw for you to put your Week 7 line drawing in.

Your Specialists Rich Task was due at the end of last week. If you need the instructions for the Rich Task you can find them on the Week 5 blog post. If you can’t find the Week 5 blog post there is a link to it in the sidebar of the blog in the section called Recent Blog Posts.

 You also need to ensure you have submitted any other work for your  Specialist teachers that is evidence of your participation in remote learning, into the correct place.

If you enjoyed drawing different sorts of lines or want to tell me anything else you can always post a comment at the end of this blog post.

If you don’t know how to post a comment I gave you instructions on how to do this on the week 5 blog post.

Have fun drawing different lines,

from Mrs Menhennet

Here are the Prep 2020 line drawings.

Thisuka Prep A drawing lines 2020

August 12

Grade 2 WEEK 6 TERM 3 REMOTE LEARNING 2020

 

GRADE 2 WEEK 6 TERM 3

REMOTE LEARNING 2020

17th August 2020 – 21st August 2020

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This is week 6 of Term 3 2020 and all my Grade 2  students are remote learning at home!

 

This is week 6 and your Specialists Rich Task is due at the end of this week. If you need the instructions for the Rich Task you can find them on the Week 5 blog post. If you can’t find the Week 5 blog post there is a link to it in the sidebar of the blog in the section called Recent Blog Posts.

Please upload your Rich Task into the correct Edmodo folder. You also need to ensure you have submitted any other work for your  Specialist teachers that is evidence of your participation in remote learning, into the correct place.

 The Visual Arts swimming body drawing from Week 2 and Week 3 should be in their folders.

If you have already completed your rich task and uploaded all of your Specialist work here is one of my favourite stories for you to enjoy. It is called THE DAY THE CRAYONS QUIT by Drew Daywalt with illustrations by Oliver Jeffers.

The brilliant actor performing that read aloud of the story is Matt Chizever. His character voices for the different crayons are fantastic.

 

I tried really hard to find the same actor reading THE DAY THE CRAYONS CAME HOME without any luck. However, this actor does a great job of making the crayons come alive too. His name is Dave Edgren.

If you enjoyed the story or want to tell me anything else you can always post a comment at the end of this blog post.

If you don’t know how to post a comment I gave you instructions on how to do this last week.

Have fun,

from Mrs Menhennet

Here are the Grade 2 rich tasks 2020.

Tevita 2A rich task term 3 2020

 

August 5

GRADE 2 WEEK 5 TERM 3 REMOTE LEARNING 2020

 

GRADE 2 WEEK 5 TERM 3

REMOTE LEARNING 2020

10th August 2020 – 14th August 2020

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

 

This is week 5 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.

  • .To revise the instructions for the Specialist Rich Task.

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

  • For students to learn how to write a comment on my blog.

 

  • I can view and think about the artworks of David Hockney by watching 2 short videos.

  • 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.

  • I can write a comment and post it on The Back art Room Blog.

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

In 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

There is a folder  for Week 2 and Week 3 on your grade’s Edmodo page for you to upload photos of your drawings  These photos are evidence that you have completed this work.

Here are the  Instructions for the Specialists Rich Task.

If you have already completed your Specialists Rich Task you can skip this bit. On the audio file you can press the fast forward button.

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.

thinking emoji

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!

 

Here are two short videos for you to watch about David Hockney and his art.

In the first video the teacher talks about the artwork she wants her students to make. This is similar to the artwork Cambridge Primary School students have created in the past. You DO NOT have to create your Rich Task exactly in this way.

The second video shows some of David Hockney’s beautiful landscapes on show at The Royal Academy in London several years ago.

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Your VISUAL ARTS TASK FOR WEEK 5 is to write a comment on my blog about the videos.

It is easy to write a comment on my blog. Don’t forget to use capital letters and full stops.

At the end of this blog post you will find a section titled,

LEAVE A COMMENT (or add a comment if nobody else has written one yet!)

Under that is a large box in which you type your comment. It looks like this. You can’t write in this one, Silly. You have to use the box at the bottom of this post.

After you have written your comment there is an anti spam box. The anti spam box is there to prove you are a real person not just a computer bot generating random comments. You need to copy the text from the anti spam box into the other box, just like in the photo below.

 

Then you type your name into the name box. Don’t forget to tell me which grade you are in.

In the next box you type your email address. If you don’t have an email address then you can ask someone from your family if you can use their email address.

Click on the little square at the bottom and you will get an email when I write the reply to your comment.

Finally click on the button that says POST COMMENT and you will have successfully written a comment.

Congratulations.

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

Have fun,

Mrs Menhennet

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

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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.

thinking emoji

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