April 23

GRADE 3 WEEK 3 REMOTE LEARNING SUNFLOWERS 2020

Hello to all my Grade 3 students from Cambridge Primary School and whoever else might be reading this post.

avatar Shelley Menhennethello word in block letters with exaggerated 3D shadows

I can’t believe it is Week 3 of remote learning already!

 

We are going to be doing a bit of Visual Arts learning around the topic of SUNFLOWERS and Vincent Van Gogh!

Van Gogh self portrait

Vincent Van Gogh loved painting sunflowers. Here are a few images of his sunflower paintings.

Van Gogh sunflowers 1

Sunflowers Van Gogh 2

Sunflowers Van Gogh 3

He didn’t always paint them in vases.

Sunflowers Van Gogh 5

He practised drawing rough drafts of sunflowers in his art journal.

Van Gogh drawing sunflowers art journal

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Please use this link to watch a video that will give you some more information about Vincent Van Gogh.

I hope you enjoyed the video.

I photographed these sunflowers in a garden bed at Cambridge primary School several years ago.

sunflowers in cambridge primary school garden 2015 12

sunflowers in cambridge primary school garden 2015 12

sunflowers in cambridge primary school garden 2015 1

sunflowers in cambridge primary school garden 2015 1

sunflowers in cambridge primary school garden 2015 3

sunflowers in cambridge primary school garden 2015 3

I took lots of close ups as well as trying to see the whole sunflower.

sunflowers in cambridge primary school garden 2015 14

sunflowers in cambridge primary school garden 2015 14

sunflowers in cambridge primary school garden 2015 11

sunflowers in cambridge primary school garden 2015 11

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sunflowers in cambridge primary school garden 2015 6

Can you see that the different sunflowers are at different stages of their life cycle?

Petals are closed as the sunflower hasn’t opened yet.

sunflowers in cambridge primary school garden 2015 15

sunflowers in cambridge primary school garden 2015 15

Petals are falling off as the sunflower head is dying off.

sunflowers in cambridge primary school garden 2015 10

sunflowers in cambridge primary school garden 2015 10

Hey! Life cycles are studied in Science so are we are doing Science in Visual Arts? Yes, we are!

HEY wordscince word

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Every living organism on our planet has a life cycle.  This is the life cycle of a frog.

Life cycle of a frog

Life cycle of a frog

This is the life cycle of a sunflower.

Sunflower life cycle

Sunflowers grow from a seed,

burst up through the earth,

stretch and grow towards the light,

open up the petals on their flower head,

bees collect the pollen from the huge flower centre on the sunflower head,

the petals start to wither and drop off the flower head,

the sunflower drops it’s seeds,

the stem also starts to dry out and the whole flower crumples to the ground,

the sunflower decomposes back into the earth

and a sunflower grows from a seed.

I would like you to have a really good look at these sunflower photos and  then I want you to draw just with a grey lead pencil on a piece of paper.

Take a piece of paper, any piece of paper will do, and fold it into four spaces. So, fold the paper in half. Press on the crease and then fold it in half again. Press on the crease. You should now have a piece of paper with four spaces in which to draw. You will just need a grey lead pencil to draw with.

fold paper into four

 

grey lead pencil

grey lead pencil

Everybody should be ready to draw now. You only need a grey lead pencil. I don’t want to see any colour! I don’t expect to see the best drawings you have ever done in your life. These are rough drafts. You are just practising, just like Vincent Van Gogh did in his art journal!

Please don’t be too hard on yourself and think you have made mistakes. DON’T USE A RUBBER! Just DRAW. I only want you to spend about 5 MINUTES drawing each of the 4 drawings. Look at the photos. Draw what YOU SEE, NOT WHAT YOU THINK YOU SEE!!!

You need 4 sections because I want you to do 4 drawings!

Drawing 1 – draw the front of a sunflower.

Drawing 2 – Draw a side view of a sunflower.

Drawing 3 – Draw a sunflower with the petals still closed. It hasn’t opened yet.

Drawing 4 – Draw a sunflower where the petals are falling off because it is dying.

Here are some rough draft practice sunflower drawings that have been done by previous grade 3 students from Cambridge Primary School.

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grade 3 sunflower drawing painting 2015 77

grade 3 sunflower drawing painting 2015 70

grade 3 sunflower drawing painting 2015 70

When you have finished your 4 drawings  put the numbers 1-4 on each one so I know which is which. Put your name and grade on your paper. Photograph your drawing using your device.

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grade 3 sunflower drawing painting 2015 67

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grade 3 sunflower drawing painting 2015 72

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Email it to me.

shelley.menhennet@education.vic.gov.au

That’s it!

Congratulations

Here are some more rough draft practice sunflower drawings that have been done by previous grade 3 students from Cambridge Primary School.

I hope you enjoyed this drawing activity. I look forward to working with you in Week 4.

Bye!

Mrs Menhennet

grade 3 sunflower drawing painting 2015 92

grade 3 sunflower drawing painting 2015 92

grade 3 sunflower drawing painting 2015 91

grade 3 sunflower drawing painting 2015 91

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grade 3 sunflower drawing painting 2015 86

grade 3 sunflower drawing painting 2015 84

grade 3 sunflower drawing painting 2015 84

grade 3 sunflower drawing painting 2015 83

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are the 2020 students sunflower practice drawings.

TYLER 3A 1

Noah 3E sun

Claire 3A sunflowers 1

Diya 3A sun

Diya 3A sun

Ansh 3A sun

Aarav 3A sun

Janessa 3B 1

Dylan 3F 1

Mahli 3A 4

Lucas 3F 1

Jose 3B 2

Noah G 3B sun

Wajiha 3C sun

Sienna 3C Sun

Jacob 3D sun

Lucy 3B sun

Erika 3A 1

Abby 3A 2

Jasper 4D 2

Mia S 3A 1

Anirudh 3B 1

Emily 3F 2

Joseph T 3A 2

Mishika 3A sun

Jack McD 3B sun

Wyatt 3B sun

Charlotte 3C sun

Ben T 3E sun

Zane 3D sun

Cooper T 3E Sunflower

Chalice 3A sun

Ariella 3A sun

Krish 3D sun

Kowkeb 3D sun

Lucy 3E sun

Reuben 3C sun

Nida 3E sun

 

 

Kryson 3F sun

Sarah 3D sun

Jaivant 3D sun

Jason 3D sun

Danuli 3F sun

Emily 3 sun

Ella 3B sun

Aanya 3A sun

Ava 3E sun

Travis 3C sun

Ikuna 3B sun

Jasmine 3F sun

Chloe 3D sun

Jasmin 3F sun

Chelsea3F sun

Noah 3E sun

Victor 3A sun .jpeg copy

Ava 3E sun

jason 3D sun

Jaivant 3 sun

Aanya G 3A sun

Claire Briones 3A sunflowers 1

Noah 3E sun