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 6

GRADE 5 WEEK 5 REMOTE LEARNING RECREATE FAMOUS ARTWORK 2020

YOUR FAMOUS ART WORK RECREATION IS DUE on MONDAY 11th MAY!

Hello to all my Grade 5 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  recreating famous art works!

YOUR FAMOUS ART WORK RECREATION IS DUE on MONDAY 11th MAY!

If you are not sure about what you are supposed to do please go here.

Please photograph your artwork and  email it to me at-

shelley.menhennet@education.vic.gov.au

If you have already submitted your artwork  this week you can visit ANY of these websites below for Art games, activities and tours.

NGV online tours

NGV digital creatives

NGV kids

Queensland Art Gallery of Modern Art Kids activities

Take an online tour at the Louvre, Paris. On this webpage there is even a VR visit of Mona Lisa.

Have fun!

Mrs Menhennet

And here they are!

Mya 5C rec2

Mya 5C rec 3

Mya 5C rec 1

Mya 5C rec 4

Ethan 5E rec 1

Ethan 5E rec 2

Ethan 5E rec 3

Ethan 5E rec 4

Ethan 5E rec 5

Joy 5B rec

caleb 5E rec

Aashi 5A Art

Thinuli 5E rec

Ezekia 5A rec

Hannah Rose 5A rec

Isaac 5F rec

Sian 5E rec

Xavier 5E rec

Kim 5F rec

Kim 5F rec 3

Kim 5F rec2

Isaiah 5B rec

Theo 5F rec

mikayla %a rec

Marshall 5D rec

Inder 5E rec

Hugo 5D rec

 

Kahna 5D rec

zaina 5A rec

Heili 5E rec

yethmini 5E rec

Tiara 5A rec

Liam 5C rec 2

Kethan 5D rec 2?

Ryan 5B rec

Angel 5B rec

Aaron 5B rec

Rachel 5B rec

Ayham 5E rec

Liam 5C rec 1

Nathan 5E rec. jpeg

Nathan 5E rec

Rayhaan 5E rec

Helena 5D rec

Matthew 5D rec 3

Matthew 5D rec 2

Ebony 5D rec

Hashini 5B rec

Ahmed 5F rec

Alisha 5F rec

Chad 5D rec

Chad 5D 1

Cassidy 5B rec

Cassidy 5B rec c

Cassidy 5B rec b

Daniel 5A rec

Esha 5D rec

Ethan 5F rec

Eva 5C rec

Gimesha 5E rec

Holly 5A rec

Iluka-5E rec

Ishan 5C rec

Lenita 5C rec

Max 5E rec

Mia 5B rec a

Naomi 5C rec

Neil 5A rec

Rayyan 5D rec

Sanjana 5C rec

Cory 5B rec

Danial S 5B rec

Neha 5F rec

Sia 5 rec

Leah 5F rec

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Naomi 5C rec

Naomi 5C rec

Alex 5F rec

Kaitlyn 5A rec .jpeg

Sanjana 5 rec

Arabhi 5D rec

Rayannah 5F rec

Shiann 5F rec

Abisha 5F rec

Simrat 5C rec

Ella 5F rec

Please leave a comment as my students love to read them!

April 21

GRADE 6 REMOTE LEARNING VISUAL ARTS GALLERY 2020

Here you will find a gallery of artworks created by Grade 6 students at Cambridge Primary School over the past few weeks.

Painting on glass ANZAC images

Jimmy 6D 2 Painting on glass ANZAC images

Painting on recycled glass jars ANZAC images tealights lit inside

Jimmy 6D 4 Painting on recycled glass jars ANZAC images tealights lit inside

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.

 

Painting on glass ANZAC red poppy images

Jimmy 6D 1 painting on glass jars with ANZAC and red poppy images

Painting on recycled glass jars ANZAC images red poppies soldiers tea lights inside

Jimmy 6D 3 Painting on recycled glass jars ANZAC images

Painting on recycled glass jars ANZAC images tealights lit inside

Jimmy 6D 6 Painting on recycled glass jars ANZAC images tealights lit inside

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 manycreative 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 ???

Coloured Marker drawing Welcome Ramamdan Grade 6

Zunaira 6C 6 Texta Colour drawing Welcome Ramadan

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

Pale pink long rectangle of knitting on needles hands at work

Zunaira 6C 3 pale pink knitting

Painting sunset yellow orange pink ombre sky palm tree sea

Tayla 6D 1 Painting sunset

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

Watercolour pencil drawing tropical beach pam tree shadow blue water fluffy clouds blue sky paradise

Zunaira 6C 5 Watercolour pencil drawing tropical beach palm tree shadow

Thanks,

Shell Menhennet

Watercolour pencil drawing colourful bunch of balloons

Zunaira 6C 1 Watercolour pencil drawing colourful bunch of balloons

Pencil drawing It's OK to be different fork in path many shaded dots one dot travels alone

Zunaira 6C 4 pencil drawing It’s OK to be different

oil pastel rainbow drawing with masked off areas using tape.

Zunaira 6C 2 oil pastel rainbow with white taped off resist areas

Colouring coloured pencils patterned turtle mindfulness

Stephanie 6C 2 Coloure pencils patterned turtle

Coloured pencil landscape Sunset over a mountain range

Stephanie 6C 1 Coloured pencil landscape drawing Sunset over a mountain range

beach landscape

Adiya 6B 1

two acrylic painted canvases, girl on tree swing silhouette in moonlight, bright coloured irregular shapes created with masking tape on pink background

Stephanie 6C 3 Acrylic paint on canvases girl on tree swing silhouette moon and sky, bright coloured shapes created by masking taped areas pink background

Aayan 6E 3

Naija 6E 1

Naija 6E 2

Aayan 6E 2

Aayan 6E 1

Elise 6B 1

stitched and stuffed hearts in felt baby pink and lime green

Elise 6B 2

Avocado character wiping it's brow

ELISE 6B 3

objects as characters serve of fries icecream piece of cake

Elise 6B 4

assorted objects as characters doughnut sundae ice cream cone

Elise 6B 5

Tyrell 6A 1

Emme 6D 1

Emme 6D 2

Darragh 6D 1

Darragh 6D 2

Charlotte 6D 7

Charlotte 6D 6

Charlotte 6D 5

Charlotte 6D 4

Charlotte 6D 3

Charlotte 6D 2

Charlotte 6D 1

Riley 6B 1

Charlee 6A 1

Charlee 6A 2

Charlee 6A 3

Charlee 6A 4

Charlee 6A 5

Charlee 6A 6

Charlee 6A 7

Tommy 6A artwork 2

Sithika 6B 1

 

September 14

GRADE 5 MONA LISA PARODY DRAWINGS

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These interesting, amusing parodies of Mona Lisa were created by the Grade 5 students after they looked at several examples.

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We looked at a large print of the Mona Lisa and discussed what the students knew about the painting.

  • The Mona Lisa is one of the most well known images in the whole world
  • Leonardo da Vinci painted the Mona Lisa between 1503 and 1506 although some art scholars believe he worked on the painting as late as 1517
  • The painting is believed to be of Lisa Gheradini who was the wife of rich merchant Francesco del Giocondo.
  • King Francis I of France acquired the painting and it remains the property of the people of France and is on permanent display at the famous LOUVRE museum in Paris.
  • The grade 5 students also watched several, funny Sesame St videos, which were parodies of popular songs.

Then we discussed what a parody was and watched a few music parodies so the students could get a handle on the concept.  The obvious first place to look was Sesame St as almost every episode has some form of musical parody. The students had a good giggle at these.

Then we watched several videos by the uncrowned king of the musical parody, Weird Al Yankovic!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEcjgJSqSRU

Once the students had an understanding of what a parody is they drew a 5-10 minute draft, in pencil, in their Art journal. The students then drew their parody on A4 cartridge paper and most used a photocopied face and hands of the Mona Lisa to complete their parody although this was their choice to use the photocopy or not.

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grade 5 mona lisa parody drawing 2015 1

The students then chose a complimentary background paper to form a frame around their work and decorated it to match the theme of their drawing.

 

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grade 5 mona lisa parody drawing 2015 2

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grade 5 mona lisa parody drawing 2015 28

Here she is a rock star on stage.

I was astounded with the range of situations that poor old Mona Lisa could be put into!

 

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grade 5 mona lisa parody drawing 2015 3

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grade 5 mona lisa parody drawing 2015 27

Here she is riding a dragon!

Some of the ways the frames were decorated to match the theme were very clever.

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grade 5 mona lisa parody drawing 2015 29

Here she is a wheelchair basketball player!

I hope you have enjoyed looking at these Mona Lisa parodies and the grade 5 students would certainly appreciate your comments.

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grade 5 mona lisa parody drawing 2015 8

 

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grade 5 mona lisa parody drawing 2015 37

 

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grade 5 mona lisa parody drawing 2015 26

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grade 5 mona lisa parody drawing 2015 25

If you would like to look at a whole range of different Mona Lisa parodies just go to my Da Vinci Pinterest board.

 

July 10

GRADE 5 COLOUR ZENTANGLE LANDSCAPES

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Grade 5 zentangle landscape drawing 24

Grade 5 zentangle landscape drawing 24

I saw a post, ages ago, on one of my favourite art teacher blogs, ARTE A SCUOLA.COM, full of patterned landscapes which I thought were gorgeous. As I have done with a lot of this blog’s brilliant ideas, I tucked the idea away on MY PINTEREST BOARDS, saving it up for just the right time, which happened to be at the start of our school year 2015.

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Grade 5 zentangle landscape drawing 10

I sort of went a bit Zentangle mad at the start of this year and ended up with the grade 3s doing Zentangle hands,

Grade 3 zentangle hand drawing 6

Grade 3 zentangle hand drawing 6

the grade 4s doing Zentangle feet

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Grade 4 footangle 37 2015

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and these coloured Zentangle landscapes being done by the grade 5 students.

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Grade 5 zentangle landscape drawing 9

All three grade levels started off looking at and discussing examples of patterns and zentangles from MY PATTERNS AND ZENTANGLES PINTEREST BOARD on the projection screen. It was then time to get into a detailed pattern drawing frame of mind so I printed off about 15 pattern sample idea sheets, also on my patterns and zentangles pinterest board, for each table and then each student was given a grid sheet of 20 squares to glue into their art journal. The students had to use scrap paper and a pencil to come up with a pattern that they liked and then use a black fine liner to fill one of the grid squares on their sheet, thus creating their own pattern resource in their art journal. The aim was to finish off 5 grid squares at the end of the first session.

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Grade 5 zentangle landscape drawing

The grade 5 students, at their next session, discussed landscapes and looked at a couple of the samples from ARTE A SCUOLA.COM The students suggested writing up a list of elements for the landscape on the whiteboard which they could follow while they were drawing their landscape outlines in pencil. I reinforced with the students that the list was to be seen as a guideline rather than a recipe and they could add or take away elements as they saw fit. The landscape was drawn on A3 cartridge paper.

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Grade 5 zentangle landscape drawing 46

All students brought their pencil landscape shapes to me for a brief one on one discussion directed at their specific ability level – DIFFERENTIATION! Is the work balanced? What can you do to your tree so it doesn’t look so top heavy? Which elements have you put in your middleground?

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Grade 5 zentangle landscape drawing 13

Interestingly every grade 5 ‘discovered’ that if their landscape included a body of water it “just didn’t look right” or it “made me feel weird” unless the edge of the land behind the water was straight/horizontal – hooray, no more slanted lakes or rivers!!!

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Grade 5 zentangle landscape drawing 28

So all students then went over their pencil landscape outlines with thick black texta and commenced the pattern work using thick coloured pencils or coloured textas. There was only one rule for the pattern work, once you have used a pattern you cannot use it again!

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Grade 5 zentangle landscape drawing 13

These were wonderful sessions for stopping half way for a “studio walk” around the art room where the children move from table to table quietly and look at each others unfinished work. The “oohs” and “aahs” and discussions about the work were fantastic! And, no, it is not just copying, if you see a pattern that you like on someone else’s work, and get an idea for your own work from that. Hadn’t we already been doing just that with the idea sheets on the tables??? And could you possibly reproduce such an intricate pattern EXACTLY the same????

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Grade 5 zentangle landscape drawing 21

I was astounded with the amount of effort some of the students put into these pieces! In hindsight A3 was probably too big to cover with such intricate patterns. These artworks took much longer to finish that I anticipated and the level of concentration required to get a fair bit done in one session was just too much for some students. However, I’m sure the students would say it was worth it when you can see the quality of work which was produced.  Whatever their ability level, every student felt a great sense of achievement when the work was finally finished!

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Grade 5 zentangle landscape drawing 21

You can also find more Zentangle landscapes on ART AT BECKER MIDDLE SCHOOL and BRICKS AND WOOD and ART IN THE MIDDLE SCHOOL.

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Grade 5 zentangle landscape drawing 2

Thanks for looking and I’m sure my grade 5 students would appreciate it if you left them a comment.

Shell

avatar Shelley Menhennet

 

 

 

July 22

HANDS UP FOR ART!

I created this display with the hands made by the Grade 1’s to get the year started off with a lovely activity and a lovely display!

Hands up for art

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The children traced their hands and arms, or asked a classmate to do it for them and then decorated them with patterns using the zoom crayons.

The following week they painted their hand using watercolour cakes(or blocks, whatever you like to call them).  The grade 1’s had not used these before so needed to be taught to wash their brush when they were changing colours so the cake of watercolour did not become muddy.

I also insist that they look after the water pots themselves and if the water is too dirty they just go and empty it and refill the water pots themselves without asking me. This always results in a few water spills at the beginning (big deal, it is just water!) so we then discuss why the spill has occurred (rushing, too much water in the container) and what we do when they occur (put newspaper down immediately to help soak up the water and make the spillage more visible for others in the room and then clean it up as quickly as possible) and the spillages soon stop. It is all worth it in the end as I strive to make the children clean up after themselves. I am always stupefied by the number of children at Grade 1 level that have NO IDEA how to turn on a tap! This is all part of the learning process of being responsible artists!

I did not tell them that the crayon would resist the watercolour but waited until someone noticed it before we discussed it. “What’s happening here? Why isn’t the paint covering that crayon pattern?”

When they were dry cutting them out was the next challenge so I demonstrate how you can turn the paper while you are cutting slowly, a revelation for most grade 1’s, so you don’t just chop off all the fingers!

I ummed and aahed about how to display them and then settled on a circle. I layered them on the display board and tried NOT to staple the hands and fingers so they would move in any breeze that wafted past. I was going to put the sign in the top left corner in the middle but then found the bit of gold corrugated cardboard  in the scrap box, added some cupcake wrappers for eyes (we used to call them patty pans when I was a kid) and it turned into a beaming sun, so appropriate as the start of the year was so very hot!

Thank you for the inspiration from this picture on Pinterest. I absolutely adore Pinterest!

I also saw this one on Pinterest too which has obviously been created by much older children.Thanks for looking and I would love it if you left a comment!

Shelley