Hello to all my Grade 3 students from Cambridge Primary School and whoever else might be reading this post.
I can’t believe it is Week 5 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!
So, in Week 3 you drew a rough draft of four different sunflowers.
Ariella 3A sun
Mishika 3A sun
And in Week 4 you drew a rough draft of a vase of sunflowers.
Now, in Week 5, I would like you to create your final artwork for this unit of work. I want you to create an artwork of a vase of sunflowers.
This artwork will require some thinking and some organising. So this artwork is due on Monday 24th May 2020!
In the past, my grade 3 students have created a vase of flowers like this.
This artwork involved-
drawing a line across the paper to show the edge of the table
painting the background and the table cloth
printing flower stems using a piece of scrap cardboard on its side
making sure the stems weren’t all perfectly straight
painting or printing sunflower heads leaving one stem without a head
making sure the sunflowers were not all just facing the front
some of the sunflowers might even be dropping their petals onto the tablecloth
folding a piece of coloured paper in half and drawing half a vase on one side, cutting out the shape and unfolding it to form a vase
gluing the paper vase on top of the stems
decorating the vase with buttons, beads, sequins, ribbon, paper and fabric scraps
creating the last sunflower head with Model Magic, an air dry clay, gluing it onto the last stem and painting it so one of the flower heads was three dimensional.
This sort of artwork is called mixed media because so many different sorts of materials and ways of creating are used at the same time to create a whole artwork.
But in this time of remote learning we all have to adapt to creating at home.
So you have lots of choice with how you create your vase of sunflowers this week. However I want you to use more than one sort of material or one way of creating your art work.
So perhaps you will draw
or use oil pastels
or use lego
or make salt dough
Salt Dough Recipe
- I cup salt
- 2 cups plain flour
- 1 cup hot water
- Add salt and plain flour to a bowl gradually adding hot water. You might not need all the water!
- Mix together until a dough forms. Make sure it isn’t sticky.
- 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.
- 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 cut paper
or folded paper
or torn paper
use stuff from the kitchen drawers and cupboards
or stuff out of the laundry basket
or other stuff
or all of those things
or something I haven’t even listed!
And if you decide to create other sorts of flowers instead of sunflowers that is also okay.
I am giving you lots and lots and lots of choice
in how you create your artwork but I am NOT telling you to go out and buy stuff! Use what is already in your home! Don’t forget to ask permission to pull stuff out of cupboards to use or to make salt dough, or things like that.
Email your photos to me when you have finished.
And, of course, tidy up after you have created!!!
I cannot wait to see your artworks inspired by Vincent Van Gogh’s sunflower paintings!
You can send it in earlier but remember this artwork is due on Monday 24th May 2020!
Have fun creating!