May 28

GRADE 3/4/5/6/E WEEK 8 REMOTE LEARNING 2020

 

GRADE 3/4/5/6/E WEEK 8 REMOTE LEARNING 2020

Grade 3 – Your sunflowers artworks (rough draft 4 sunflowers, rough draft vase of sunflowers, final sunflowers artwork) were due on the 24th May 2020!

Grade 4 – Your celestial bodies artworks rough draft 4 celestial bodies, rough draft of two ideas for final artwork, final celestial bodies artwork were due on the 24th May 2020!

Grade 5/6/E – Your Famous Artwork Recreation was due on the 11th May 2020!

You must submit all your artworks or your report for Semester 1 will state NEEDS ATTENTION in the Visual Arts section.

Hello to all my Grade 3/4/5/6/E students from Cambridge Primary School and whoever else might be reading this post.

avatar Shelley Menhennet

I can’t believe it is Week 8 of remote learning already!

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

The WORLDWIDE HEXAGON PROJECT

is an art project that started in Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. in 2006 when some secondary school Visual Arts teachers got together over a coffee.

Those teachers wanted to come up with an idea that all their students could work on together and thus the Hexagon Project was born.

Now thousands of students from all over the world participate in this annual project.

Cambridge Primary School participates in the WORLDWIDE HEXAGON PROJECT every second year and has done since 2012.

The WORLDWIDE HEXAGON PROJECT reflects on how we are all INTERDEPENDENT.

Most students easily understand the meaning of independence.

You start off as a baby not being able to do much and eventually learn to feed yourself and dress yourself as you learn and grow.

Once you start school you are developing as a child and a student and increasingly doing all sorts of things by yourself.

Being INTERDEPENDENT is how we all DEPEND ON EACH OTHER in different ways.

We are all –

  • local citizens (family, Cambridge PS, neighbourhood, Hoppers Crossing)

  • regional citizens (Werribee, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)

  • global citizens

connected to and INTERDEPENDENT on each other for so many things and in so many ways!

How are you connected to others by your INTERDEPENDENCE???

Here are 2 short videos for you to watch about INTERDEPENDENCE.


It is very clear that we all have a much greater understanding of our INTERDEPENDENCE in 2020 after being locked down at home in isolation for many weeks and having time to think about how much we rely on each other!

The WORLDWIDE HEXAGON PROJECT  for students from aged 4-18+ uses the shape of a hexagon as a way for students to reflect on their INTERDEPENDENCE in an artwork.

I want you to create an artwork, using whatever materials you like, in the shape of a hexagon, reflecting your understanding of INTERDEPENDENCE.

When your artwork is complete I want you to photograph your hexagonal artwork with your device and send it to me by Saturday 6th June 2020.

I will then mark that you have completed a hexagon shaped artwork onto Compass and this will become part of your Semester 1 report for 2020.

The hexagon template for your artwork is available here. You are encouraged to print this hexagon and trace it to use as a template so all hexagons are the same size.

I will then print up the photos of  all your hexagon shaped artworks and display them at Cambridge PS.

If YOU want your artwork to be part of the WORLDWIDE HEXAGON PROJECT for 2020 you need to upload the photo of your artwork onto ARTSONIA.  This is your choice. If you do not want to participate in the WORLDWIDE HEXAGON PROJECT you do not have to.

ARTSONIA IS READY FOR UPLOADING!

  1. Put your finished hexagon on a flat surface that is a different colour to your hexagon.

  2. Photograph your hexagon with your device holding your ipad flat and steady. Make sure you can see ALL your hexagon on the screen.

  3. Download the Artsonia app OR go to the Artsonia website.

  4.  Type in the access code NXRB-HBMR. Press login.

  5. Type your first name in the space provided. Your name will pop up with the first letter of your last name and your 2020 grade like this.      Shelley M (Shelley8939) Grade 4

  6. Click on your name  and you will be taken to a Welcome page.

  7. Click on add new artwork.

  8. Click on Hexagon Project 2020 for your grade level. Each grade level and Enrichment has it’s own project box .

  9. Click on the select image/video button to locate your photo on your device.

  10. Click upload now.

  11. Click accept.

  12. Give your hexagon a title.

  13. Click submit to teacher.

  14. You can enter an artist statement or press skip.

  15. Your hexagon image will appear and it will say that you have submitted your hexagon to your teacher for review.

Congratulations The uploading of your hexagonal artwork onto the Artsonia website must be completed by 30th June 2020 to be part of the WORLDWIDE HEXAGON PROJECT! 

Have fun!

Mrs Menhennet

2020 Hexagons are here!

Inaaya E hex

Emme 6D hex

Zunaira 6C hex

Nida 3E hex

Eden 3C Hex

Chase 3C hex

Liam

Ishmay 3C hex

Aditi 5F hex

Yevin 4E hex

Chelsea 3C hex

Jenessa 3B hex

Jack 4E hex

Caleb 5E hex

Tanisha 4C hex

Rayyan 5D hex

Anna 4D hex

Shilpa 3C hex

Charli 4D hex

Jowan 4C hex

Kelly 4D hex

Luke 4B hex

Aydin 4D hex

Cooper 3E hex

Swathi 4F hex

Dylan 3F hex

Wyatt 3B hex

 

Amelia $E hex

Ezekia 5A hex

 

Abby 3A hex

Joseph 3A hex

Stephanie 6C hex

Brandon 6B hex

Jimmy 6D hex

Danuli 3F hex

Krishna 6C hex

Sithika 6B hex

Reyansh 4F hex

Ariella 3a hex

Daniel 5A hex

Mahli 3A hex

Kareem 6E hex

Rhianna 6C hex

Areeb E hex

Amitoj 4a hex

Ben 4A hex

Cassidy 5B hex

Charlie 6A hex

Ebeneezer 4A hex

Ethan 5E hex

Gururaj 3C hex

Helena 5D hex

Karnik 3C hex

Mya 5C hex

Sanvi n3C hex

Tayte 3C hex

Zaina 5A hex

Scarlett 3D hex

 

Yaksh 4C hex

Charlotte 3C hex

Kahna 5D hex

Tienna 3B hex

Chalice 3A hex

Tyler 3A hex

Alisha 5F hex

Leah 5F hex

Yashas 4C hex

Ali 4D hex

Harry 6A hex

japreet 4D hex

Lenny 4C hex

Noor 4D hex

Ramsha 4D hex

Zaryab 4D hex

Aarav 3A hex

Aanya 3A hex

jasmin 3A hex

Aayan 3A hex

Cory 5B hex

Sasha 6E hex

Eeshan 4B hex

Raj E hex

Lenita 5C hex

Phong E hex

Yu Ning hex

Nina 3D hex

Syakir E hex

Anik hex

Xander E hex b

Tanishi 3E

Senaya E hex

Sarah 3D hex

Ruby 6B hex

Melisa E hex

Martina 4B hex

Maanya E hex

Luna 6E hex

krish 3D hex

Jayani 6A hex

Jasmin 3F hex

Jasmin 3F hex

Hemish 5F hex

Fetayel 3A hex

Dhairya E hex

Cooper B 3E hex

Bhrij 3E hex

Aakashi 4F hex

Sian 5E hex

Victor 3A hex

Sienna 3C hex

Rsanda 6E hex

Muhammad 4E hex

Luka hex

Liam 4C Hex

Jaivant 3D hex

Hasini 5F hex

Eliza 4 Hex

Charlee 6A hex

jemma 4B hex

Claire 4F.hex

Jiya 4B hex

caleb 5E hex

Joseph 3A hex

Zack 5C hex

Ben 3E hex

Yethmini 5E hex

Rayaan 4C hex

Jason 3D hex

Thraya 4F hex

Nate 6A hex

Tana 4F hex

Advika 4E hex

Simra 4A hex

Jimmy 6D hex 2

Ryan 5B hex

Anirudh 3B hex

Ashvin 4E hex

Advika 4E hex

Sia 5C hex

Taimoor 4B hex

Ramsha 4D hex

Erika 3A hex

Khiem 6C hex

Chanuka 3E hex

Devman 3E hex

noah 3E hex

Tylah 3E hex

Jenna 3E hex

Bhavana 6ZB hex

Gurnoor 6C hex

Terrence 6C hex

Kieran 6C hex

Jsmes 6D hex

Angela 6D hex

Fudail 6D hex

Shreyan 6D hex

Rachel 5B hex

Tasyla 6D hex

ZNabiha 6D hex

Aliya 6D hex

Dave 6D hex

Ryan 6D hex

Senuth 6D hex.jp[eg

Lucy S 3E hex

Rayan E hex

Mahesha E hex

Aiden E hex

Andrei E hex

Emily E hex

Omio 3E hex

Aishmeen 6E hex

Ayaan 5A hex jpeg

Neil 4A hex

Emily E hex

Shreyan 4C hex

Mikayla 5A hex

Holly 5A hex

Natalie 4C hex

Kethan 5D hex

Isaac 5F hex

Hemish 5F hex

Neha 5F hex

Alex 5F hex

Theo 5F hex

Yasser 5E hex

Emma 5F hex

Kim 5F hex

Dani 4A hex

Alex 4A hex

Sidrah 6A hex

Ayub 6A hex

Ridhi 4A hex

Hannah Rose 5A hex

Jarosha 6E hex

Izhar 6E hex

Zephyr 6A hex

Jarosha 6E hex 2

Eugene 6A hex

Adish 6E hex

Jordan 5B hex

Harshana 6A hex

Joshua 6E hex

Arabhi 5D hex

Milla 5D hex

Breanna 4C hex

Marshall 5D hex

Isabel 4C hex

Arabhi 5D hex

Victoria 6C hex

Simrat 5C hex

Niya 4C hex. jpeg

Lisa 5C hex

Ayana 6C hex

Sanjana 5C hex

May 21

GRADE 3 WEEK 7 REMOTE LEARNING 2020

GRADE 3 WEEK 7 REMOTE LEARNING 2020

Your sunflowers final artwork was due on the 24th May 2020!

You must submit all your artworks (rough draft 4 sunflowers/rough draft vase of sunflowers/final artwork vase of sunflowers) or your report for Semester 1 will state NEEDS ATTENTION in the Visual Arts section.

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

avatar Shelley Menhennet

I can’t believe it is Week 7 of remote learning already!

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

The WORLDWIDE HEXAGON PROJECT

is an art project that started in Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. in 2006 when some secondary school Visual Arts teachers got together over a coffee.

Those teachers wanted to come up with an idea that all their students could work on together and thus the Hexagon Project was born.

Now thousands of students from all over the world participate in this annual project.

Cambridge Primary School participates in the Worldwide Hexagon project every second year and has done since 2012.

The Worldwide Hexagon Project reflects on how we are all INTERDEPENDENT.

Most students easily understand the meaning of independence.

You start off as a baby not being able to do much and eventually learn to feed yourself and dress yourself as you learn and grow.

Once you start school you are developing as a child and a student and increasingly doing all sorts of things by yourself.

Being INTERDEPENDENT is how we all DEPEND ON EACH OTHER in different ways.

We are all –

  • local citizens (family, Cambridge PS, neighbourhood, Hoppers Crossing)

  • regional citizens (Werribee, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)

  • global citizens

connected to and INTERDEPENDENT on each other for so many things and in so many ways!

How are you connected to others by your interdependence???

Here are 2 short videos for you to watch about INTERDEPENDENCE.


It is very clear that we all have a much greater understanding of our INTERDEPENDENCE in 2020 after being locked down at home in isolation for many weeks and having time to think about how much we rely on each other!

The WORLDWIDE HEXAGON PROJECT  for students from aged 4-18+ uses the shape of a hexagon as a way for students to reflect on their INTERDEPENDENCE in an artwork.

I want you to create an artwork, using whatever materials you like, in the shape of a hexagon, reflecting your understanding of INTERDEPENDENCE.

When your artwork is complete I want you to photograph your hexagonal artwork with your device and send it to me by Saturday 6th June 2020.

I will then mark that you have completed a hexagon shaped artwork onto Compass and this will become part of your Semester 1 report for 2020.

The hexagon template for your artwork is available here. You are encouraged to print this hexagon and trace it to use as a template so all hexagons are the same size.

I will then print up the photos of  all your hexagon shaped artworks and display them at Cambridge PS.

If YOU want your artwork to be part of the WORLDWIDE HEXAGON PROJECT for 2020 you need to upload the photo of your artwork onto Artsonia.  This is your choice. If you do not want to participate in the WORLDWIDE HEXAGON PROJECT you do not have to.

ARTSONIA IS READY FOR UPLOADING!

  1. Put your finished hexagon on a flat surface that is a different colour to your hexagon.

  2. Photograph your hexagon with your device holding your ipad flat and steady. Make sure you can see ALL your hexagon on the screen.

  3. Download the Artsonia app OR go to the Artsonia website.

  4.  Type in the access code NXRB-HBMR. Press login.

  5. Type your first name in the space provided. Your name will pop up with the first letter of your last name and your 2020 grade like this.      Shelley M (Shelley8939) Grade 4

  6. Click on your name  and you will be taken to a Welcome page.

  7. Click on add new artwork.

  8. Click on Hexagon Project 2020 for your grade level. Each grade level and Enrichment has it’s own project box .

  9. Click on the select image/video button to locate your photo on your device.

  10. Click upload now.

  11. Click accept.

  12. Give your hexagon a title.

  13. Click submit to teacher.

  14. You can enter an artist statement or press skip.

  15. Your hexagon image will appear and it will say that you have submitted your hexagon to your teacher for review.

Congratulations The uploading of your hexagonal artwork onto the Artsonia website must be completed by 30th June 2020 to be part of the WORLDWIDE HEXAGON PROJECT! 

Have fun!

Mrs Menhennet

 

May 15

HEIDE AT HOME CLAY CHALLENGE MAY 2020

The Heide Museum of Modern Art in Heidelberg, Victoria is currently running a clay challenge.

You need to use clay,

grade 1 clay 65

grade 1 clay 65

or plasticine, or playdoh and make an artwork inspired by one of the clay pieces from the Heide Collection.

John Perceval bowl with handle 1948

You photograph your work and then email it to Heide.

 

Merric Boyd bowl 1950

 

The link below will take you to the page on their website which has photos of their claywork to inspire you.

https://www.heide.com.au/heide-home-clay-challenge

 

John Perceval goblets

There is a category for under 18 claywork entries and over 18 claywork entries.

 

Melindas Harper stoneware vessel 2007

I think the challenge only goes until the end of May so you will have to check the details for dates on their website.

 

Stephen Benwell vase 1991

 

Good luck with your entry!

 

melinda Hrper ceramic 6 2005

 

Mirka Mora untitled plate 1967

 

May 14

GRADE 3 WEEK 6 REMOTE LEARNING 2020

GRADE 3 WEEK 6 REMOTE LEARNING 2020

Your sunflowers final artwork is due on Monday 24th May 2020!

You must submit all your artworks (rough draft 4 sunflowers/rough draft vase of sunflowers/final artwork vase of sunflowers) or your report for Semester 1 will state NEEDS ATTENTION in the Visual Arts section.

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

avatar Shelley Menhennet

I can’t believe it is Week 6 of remote learning already!

We are going to be doing a bit of Visual Arts learning around the topic of Vincent Van Gogh’s sunflowers in ART!

So, in Week 3 you drew a rough draft of four different sunflowers.

If you didn’t do this work go to week 3 here.

Ariella 3A sun

Mishika 3A sun

And in Week 4 you drew a rough draft of a vase of sunflowers. if you didn’t do this work go to Week 4 here.

Now, in Week 5 and Week 6, 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 clothgrade 3 van gogh sunflowers painting 64 2015

  • printing flower stems using a piece of scrap cardboard on its sidegrade 3 van gogh sunflowers painting 59 2015

  • making sure the stems weren’t all perfectly straightgrade 3 van gogh sunflowers painting 56 2015

  • painting or printing sunflower heads leaving one stem without a headgrade 3 van gogh sunflowers painting 55 2015

  • making sure the sunflowers were not all just facing the frontgrade 3 van gogh sunflowers painting 54 2015

  • some of the sunflowers might even be dropping their petals onto the tableclothgrade 3 van gogh sunflowers painting 52 2015

  • 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 vasegrade 3 van gogh sunflowers painting 51 2015

  • gluing the paper vase on top of the stemsgrade 3 van gogh sunflowers painting 49 2015

  • decorating the vase with buttons, beads, sequins, ribbon, paper and fabric scrapsgrade 3 van gogh sunflowers painting 35 2015

  • 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.grade 3 van gogh sunflowers painting 28 2015

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 paint

or use oil pastels

or use lego

or make 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 cut paper

or folded paper

or torn paper

or cardboard

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.

This cooking artist, Lorraine Elliott from  her website Not Quite Nigella has created a focaccia as a vase of sunflowers!

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.

shelley.menhennet@education.vic.gov.au

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!

Mrs Menhennet

And here they are!

Shilpa 3C sunflowers

Preet 3F fin

Mia S 3A fin

marko 3D fin

Mahli 3A fin

Joseph 3A fin

Jaivant 3D fin a

Ishmay 3C fin ?

Ishmay 3C fin

Gemma 3E fin

Devman 3E fin

Chanuka 3E fin

Chelsea 3C fin

Cooper B 3E fin

Cooper T 3E fin

Ella 3B fin

Jose 3B fin mod

Reuben 3C fin 3

reuben 3C fin

Reuben 3C fin 4

Yes, that is Sunflower bread! You saw it here first!

Reuben 3C fin 2

 

 

Sienna 3C fin

Oscar 3D fin

Jacob 3D fin 2

Ava 3E fin

Zane 3D fin

Lucy S 3E fin

Ben Thomson 3E fin

Krish 3D FIN

Lucy 3B fin

Wyatt 3B fin

Kowkeb 3D fin

Lucy 3E fin

Sarah 3D fin

Nina 3D fin

Ronnie 3A cbfin

Nida 3E fin jpg

Abby 3A fin

Erika 3A fin

Anirudh 3B fin

Ariella 3A fin

Jason 3D fin

Jaivant 3D fin b

Scarlett 3D fin

Aanya 3A fin

Marwan 3B fi

tyler 3A fin

Marwan 3B fi

 

 

 

Wajiha 3C fin

William 3E fin

William 3E fin

Mia g 3F fin

Luka 3A fin

Emily 3C fin

Jasmin 3Ffin

Ikuna 3B fin.jpeg copy

Jason 3D fin

Noah G 3B fin

Diya 3A fin

Ariella 3A fin

Jasmine 3F fin

Chloe 3D fin

Chalice 3A fin

Victor 3A fin

Dsnuli 3F fin

Krish 3D fin

Aishah 3F fin

Paiten 3 fin

Karnik 3C fin

Claire 3A fin

Dylan 3F fin

Marko 3D fin

Mishika 3A fin

Emily 3F fin

Aanya 3F fin

Ranveer 3A sunflowers

Don’t forget to leave a comment!

My students love reading your comments!

May 6

GRADE 3 WEEK 5 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 Menhennet

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 clothgrade 3 van gogh sunflowers painting 64 2015

  • printing flower stems using a piece of scrap cardboard on its sidegrade 3 van gogh sunflowers painting 59 2015

  • making sure the stems weren’t all perfectly straightgrade 3 van gogh sunflowers painting 56 2015

  • painting or printing sunflower heads leaving one stem without a headgrade 3 van gogh sunflowers painting 55 2015

  • making sure the sunflowers were not all just facing the frontgrade 3 van gogh sunflowers painting 54 2015

  • some of the sunflowers might even be dropping their petals onto the tableclothgrade 3 van gogh sunflowers painting 52 2015

  • 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 vasegrade 3 van gogh sunflowers painting 51 2015

  • gluing the paper vase on top of the stemsgrade 3 van gogh sunflowers painting 49 2015

  • decorating the vase with buttons, beads, sequins, ribbon, paper and fabric scrapsgrade 3 van gogh sunflowers painting 35 2015

  • 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.grade 3 van gogh sunflowers painting 28 2015

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 paint

or use oil pastels

or use lego

or make 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 cut paper

or folded paper

or torn paper

or cardboard

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.

This cooking artist, Lorraine Elliott from  her website Not Quite Nigella has created a focaccia as a vase of sunflowers!

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.

shelley.menhennet@education.vic.gov.au

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!

Mrs Menhennet

April 30

GRADE 3 WEEK 4 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 Menhennet

I can’t believe it is Week 4 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!

 

But first let’s look at an amazing place in Paris called the Atelier Des Lumieres. Here you can view digital renderings of Vincent Van Gogh’s artworks on the walls, floor and ceiling! Enjoy!

And now, back to work! If you haven’t done the Week 3 activity yet please go back to Grade 3 Week 3 HERE.

Did you email your rough draft to me last week?

If you haven’t done that yet send it to me by email so I can put it onto the blog post. If you want to look at everybody else’s rough drafts, that is where they are, on last week’s blog post. Go to where it says HERE up above and it will take you there!

So by now you have looked at lots of images of sunflowers and you have drawn 4 rough drafts as well.

 

Your task for this week is to do another rough draft but just one this week. This time I want you to draw a vase of sunflowers.Because you have practised drawing sunflowers that are closed or a side view, try and include them in your vase of flowers. If you look at Vincent Van Gogh’s vases of sunflowers they weren’t all facing the front or all perfect. That is what makes them interesting to look at!

You can add a bit of colour to this drawing if you want but it is still a rough draft. Do not stress if it is not PERFECT!

So try to get a table top in your rough draft drawing so your vase isn’t floating in the air! If you draw a line across your paper about 1/3 from the bottom that will be fine. Now your table is the bottom third of the drawing. You need to draw the base of your vase below the top line of the table, not just sitting on it. Have a look at where Vincent Van Gogh put the bottom of his vase. Will your table cloth be plain or have a pattern?

What about the shape of your vase?

Will it be plain or patterned?

When you draw your stems will they be more interesting if they are all straight and perfect or a bit bendy and twisty?

The more detail you add to the flower heads the better your drawing will be. Look at the real sunflower photos to help you.

sunflowers in cambridge primary school garden 2015 12

sunflowers in cambridge primary school garden 2015 6

Have fun drawing your vase of sunflowers and remember that is not supposed to be perfect but a rough draft of your ideas.

Please email your vase of sunflowers rough draft to me at –

shelley.menhennet@education.vic.gov.au

Next week we will do your final piece of sunflower art!

Bye,

Mrs Menhennet

And here they are!

Sarah 3D vas

Krish 3D vas

Charlotte 3C vas 2

Chelsea 3C vas

Claire 3A vas

Diya 3A vas

Tyler 3A vas

Ansh 3A vas

Aarav 3A vas

Jacob 3D vas

Raima 3B 2vas

Emily 3F vas

Emily B 3C vas

Abby 3A vas

Erika 3A vas

reuben 3C vas

Kai 3A vas

Wyatt 3B vas

Dylan b 3F vas

Lucy S 3E vas

Lucy S 3E vas 1a

Noah 3Bvas

Sienna 3C vas

Joseph 3A vas

Lucy 3B vas

Jose 3B vas

Mia G 3f vas

Nida 3E vas

Cooper 3E vas

Charlotte 3C vas

Chalice 3A vas

Ben 3E vas

Zac 3A vas

 

Noah 3E vas

mahli 3A vas

Jason 3D vas

Joseph 3A vas

Bhrij 3E vas

Jaivant 3D vas

Danuli 3Fvas

Wajiha 3C vas

uka 3A vas

Emily 3C vas

Charlotte 3C vas

Charlotte 3C vas b

Ikuna 3B vas

Chloe 3D vas

Jasmin 3F vas

Chelsea 3F vas

Victor 3A vas

Karnik 3C vas

Chelsea 3C vas

Krish 3D vase draft

Kowkeb 3 vas

Jason 3D vas

Jaivant 3

Claire Briones 3A sunflowers 2

 

 

 

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

secretmuseum_vangogh2

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

sunflowers in cambridge primary school garden 2015 6

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.

grade 3 sunflower drawing painting 2015 94

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.

grade 3 sunflower drawing painting 2015 67

grade 3 sunflower drawing painting 2015 67

grade 3 sunflower drawing painting 2015 72

grade 3 sunflower drawing painting 2015 72

grade 3 sunflower drawing painting 2015 78

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

grade 3 sunflower drawing painting 2015 86

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 21

GRADE 3 REMOTE LEARNING VISUAL ARTS GALLERY 2020

Here you will find a gallery of artworks created by Grade 3 students at Cambridge Primary School over the past few weeks.

recycled knitting nancy from cardboard tube with pink wool and long piece of pink knitting

Lucy 3E 1 knitting nancy

 

drawing watercolour pencil white capital letter N floating on multicoloured pastel coloured background

Nusaiba 3C 2

 

 

Nusaiba 3C 1 folded white paper with coloured pencil drawings of the earth on the folds and circular shape constructed with pink and yellow folded paper pieces

Nusaiba 3C 1

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.

perler beads letters of name LUCY small owl small butterfly

Lucy 3E 4

Drawing snadcastle on the beach sea and sky in background

Jasmin 3A 1

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 ???

Nusaiba 3C 3 drawing pencil texta paint Ramadan I love you red love heart outline tree apples falling to the ground

Nusaiba 3C 3 drawing pencil texta paint Ramadan I love you

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

Lego doll house construction

Lucy 3E 2

Lego doll house construction

Lucy 3E 3

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

Thanks,

Shell Menhennet

Colouring mandala mindfulness

Aanya 3A 3

Colouring mandala mindfulness

Aanya 3A 2

colouring mandale mindfulness

Aanya 3A 1

LEGO CONSTRUCTION AIRcraft

Oscar 3D 1

Easter family painted footprints of three children aged 1 to 8 footprints

Wyatt 3B 1

grey lead pencil drawing friendly cartoon dog

Raima 3B 1

car construction

Paiten 3F 3

Paiten 3F 4

Mishika 3A 1

Lego construction

Paiten 3F 2

Paiten 3F 1

Dylan 3E 1

Ruby 3E 1

Ruby 3E 2

Reuben 3C 1

Mahli 3A 2

Charlotte 3C 1

Reuben 3C 2

Mahli 3A 1

Joseph 3A 1

Jacob 3D 3

Jacob 3D 2

Jacob 3D 1

Nina 3D 1

Lucy 3B 1

Lucy 3B 2

lucy 3B 3

Lucy 3B 4

Lucy 3B 5

Emily 3F1

Emily 3F 2

Emily 3F 3

Emily 3C 1

Emily 3C 2

Emily 3C 3

Emily 3C 4

Sarah 3D 1

Sarah 3D 2

Sarah 3D 3

Sienna 3C 1

Sienna 3C 2

Sienna 3C 3

Sienna 3C 4

Sienna 3C 5

Sienna 3C 6

Sienna 3C 7

Sienna 3C 8

Sienna 3C 9

Nida 3E 2

Nida 3E 3

Nida 3E 1

Nida 3E 4

Nida 3E 5

Nida 3E 6

Nida 3E 7

Toranda 3D 12

Mia 3F 1

Jose 3B 1

Noah E 3E 1

Cooper 3E 1

Cooper 3E 2

Cooper 3E 3

Cooper 3E 4

Mahli 3A 2

Mahli 3A 3

Ella 3B 1

Ariella 3A 1

Noah G 3B 2

Noah G 3B 5

Noah G 3B 3

Noah G 3B 4

Noah G 3B 7

Noah G 3B 1

Abby 3A 1

Chalice 3A 10

Chalice 3A 9

Chalice 3A 8

Chalice 3A 7

Chalice 3A 6

Chalice 3A 5

Chalice 3A 3

Chalice 3A 4

Chalice 3A 1

Danuli 3F 4

Danuli 3F 3

Danuli 3F 2

Danuli 3F 1

April 20

REMOTE LEARNING 2020

As the Visual Arts teacher at Cambridge Primary School I have decided to refresh my blog and use it as the space to display the  artworks created by my students during this strange, weird remote learning term 2 of 2020.

I will also provide details, procedures and videos for set tasks for different grade levels on my blog as the weeks of term 2 progress. All my students will be notified of set tasks for Visual Arts via their weekly grid sent out by their classroom teacher.  The entry for Visual Arts on the grid might say go to the Back Art Room Blog and provide a QR code link to take the student to the correct blog post.  Then on the blog I will provide them with the detailed instructions of the task to be completed.

The Visual Arts entry on the grid for Week 2 Term 2 just asked all grade 3/4/5/6/E students to email photos of the artworks they have been working on at home over the past 3 weeks. My email address is

shelley.menhennet@education.vic.gov.au

In the Cambridge Primary School Newsletter I also said that I was more than happy to receive artwork photos via email from the Prep/1/2 students even though I am not teaching them this semester.

And hooray, hooray, several students have already responded! So I will try and get all of their wonderfully individual artworks up on this blog by the end of today so you can admire their creations!

Luckily for me I really enjoy working on my blog, yet rarely fit it in to my usually crazy, busy schedule.

And isn’t that a sad sentence to reflect on! That something I honestly really enjoy doing is almost never done because I am ‘too busy’ to fit it in! I do think that when we all are released from lockdown that we will all consider more what it is that makes us happy and will try to include these activities more in our daily lives.

 

Thanks for reading this post!