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

READ ALONG WITH MRS MENHENNET!

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

READ ALONG WITH MRS MENHENNET!

 

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

READ ALONG WITH MRS MENHENNET!

 

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 PREP WEEK 8 TERM 3 REMOTE LEARNING 2020

 

GRADE PREP WEEK 8 TERM 3

REMOTE LEARNING 2020

31st August 2020 – 7th September 2020

READ ALONG WITH MRS MENHENNET!

This is week 8 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 song about all sorts of lines.

READ ALONG WITH MRS MENHENNET Part 2.

Wow! What a fantastic song about lines!

Last week you drew all sorts of lines.  If you haven’t drawn your lines for last week yet you will need to go back to the Grade Prep week 7 blog post for your instructions.

This week we are going to do something a little bit different,

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

You can use pencils,

or crayons,

or textas.

I want you to draw a star somewhere on your paper. I know stars can be tricky to draw but try your best.

When you have drawn your star I want you to draw a VERTICAL LINE joined to the bottom of the star. You have now drawn a magic wand!

wow

You are now going to draw all the magic streaming out of your magic wand using all different sorts of LINESCURVED LINES, WAVY LINES, ZIG ZAG LINES all the different sorts of LINES you can think of.

Make sure you use lots of different colours and LINES and you fill up your paper with all the magic! Don’t forget DOTTED LINES and SWIRLY, CURLY LINES!

I can’t wait to see these magic wands with their magic streaming out all over the place! I will put a folder on Class Dojo and Seesaw Called Visual Arts week 8 for your finished magical wand drawings.

Have fun,

from Mrs Menhennet

Here are the Prep 2020 magic wands!

Oren PA magic wand

Sophia PA magic wand 2020

Peyton PA magic wand 2020

Sashane PA magic wand 2020

Rayan PA magic wand 2020

Elaine PA magic wand 2020

Safniya PA Magic wand 2020

Amelia PA magic wand 2020

Srihan PA magic wand 2020

Max PA magic wand 2020

Vihaan PC Magic Wand 2020

Melissa PC magic wand 2020

SSofia PC magic wand 2020

Daniel PC mGIC WAND 2020

Evie PC magic wand 2020

Hayley PC magic wand 2020

Tianna PC magic wand 2020

Wilson PC magic wand 2020

Rubi PC magic wand 2020

Emily PC magic wand 2020

Sam PC Magic wand 2020

Ariz PE magic wand 2020

Ariz PE magic wand 2020

T Jay E magic wand 2020

Myra PE magic wand 2020

Vani PE magic wand 2020

Faria PE magic wand 2020

Isaac PE magic wand 2020

Erin PE magic wand 2020

Maanav PE magic wand 2020

Francis PE magic wand 2020

Akeesha PE magic wand 2020

Saad PE Magic Wand 2020

Jessica PE Magic Wand 2020

Likhita PE Magic Wand 2020

 

 

August 19

GRADE 1 WEEK 7 TERM 3 REMOTE LEARNING 2020

 

GRADE 1 WEEK 7 TERM 3

REMOTE LEARNING 2020

24th August 2020 – 28th August 2020

READ ALONG WITH MRS MENHENNET!

 

This is week 7 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.

There are patterns everywhere around us.

There are patterns in the park.

There are patterns in the supermarket.

There are patterns on a farm.

There are patterns at the market.

I am absolutely positive there are patterns in your house too!

Perhaps on the floor?

Or in the bathroom?

Hmm! I want you to go for a walk around your house and see how many patterns you can find.

I will wait right here until you get back. Take as much time as you need. You might want to make a list.

Are you surprised at how many patterns you found around your house?

wow

Well now you have had a good look at the patterns around your house I want you to draw 4 of those patterns. Perhaps you can draw your favourite patterns you found around your house?

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.

fold paper into four

 

You can use pencils,

or crayons,

or textas.

Some people call textas, markers.

Draw a different pattern in each of the 4 spaces on your paper. FILL THE SPACE with your pattern.

If your pattern has lots of detail try to put as much of it into your drawings as you can.

I will put a folder on Class Dojo for you to put your 4 fantastic patterns 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 the looking for patterns 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 looking at patterns,

from Mrs Menhennet

Here are the 4 different patterns the grade 1 students found around their house.

Aliya 1G 4 patterns 2020

Atmika 1G 4 patterns 2020

Aahil 1G 4 patterns fromm your house 2020

Mishca 1G 4 patterns 2020

Saazdeep 1F 4 patterns 2020

Chanelle 1F 4 patterns 2020

Vohan 1F 4 patterns 2020

Connor 1F 4 patterns 2020

shvath 1F 4 patterns 2020

Aala 1F 4 patterns 2020

Natalie 1F 4 pattern 2020

Jordyn 1F 4 PATTERNS 2020

Hadi 1F 4 patterns 2020

Peyton 1F 4 patterns 2020

Zane 1F 4 patterns 2020

Yuvansh 1F 4 patterns 2020

Raam 1F 4 patterns 2020

A m 1D 4 pattern 2020

Ruvee 1D 4 patterns 2020

Bilal 1D 4 patterns 2020

Harper 1D 4 patterns 2020

Rithul 1D 4 patterns 2020

Bei Bei 1D 4 patterns 2020

 

Kiara 1D 4 patterns 2020

Lewis 1D 4 patterns 2020

Navitha 1D 4 patterns 2020

Jon 1D 4 patterns 2020

Josh 1D 4 patterns 2020

Aggam 1E 4 patterns 2020

Flynn 1E 4 patterns 2020

Sage 1E 4 patterns 2020

Mason1e 4 PATTERNS 2020

Sam 1E 4 patterns 2020

Zimal 1E 4 patterns 2020

Oscar 1E 4 patterns 2020

Allen 1E 4 patterns 2020

Aydin 1E 4 patterns 2020

Thomas 1G 4 patterns 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

READ ALONG WITH MRS MENHENNET PART 1!

 

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.”

READ ALONG WITH MRS MENHENNET PART 2!

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.

READ ALONG WITH MRS MENHENNET PART 3!

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

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.

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 24Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 23Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 66Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 21Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 12Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 11Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 37Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 35Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawingGrade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 4Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Have fun,

Mrs Menhennet

July 21

GRADE PREP WEEK 3 TERM 3 REMOTE LEARNING 2020

GRADE PREP WEEK 3

TERM 3 REMOTE LEARNING 2020

(27th July  – 31st July)

READ ALONG WITH MRS MENHENNET!

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

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

 

We are going to be doing a bit of Visual Arts learning around the topic of  self portraits !

Last week I asked you to draw a self portrait after watching a video.

I hope you kept last week’s self portrait somewhere nice and safe. You will need to submit last week’s self portrait as evidence of your completion of this unit of work when you submit your Specialists Rich Task.

 Instructions for the Specialists Rich Task will be forwarded to you soon.

 

 

We are going to be drawing a new self portrait soon so you will need some paper,

 

some pencils,

or crayons,

or textas.

Some people call textas, markers.

And I would really like it if you had a small mirror so you can look at yourself.

So I am going to give you a little bit of time to organise yourself.

I will just sit here on my blog and wait for you to collect some pencils and textas, some paper and, hopefully, a mirror.

If you don’t have a small mirror you can use to look at yourself perhaps you can move yourself to draw on the floor  somewhere in your house, maybe in the bathroom, where there is a big mirror,

so you can use the big mirror to look at yourself.

So I will just wait until you are ready……..

Oh, you are ready already! That was so fast! Well done!

So while you were getting ready to draw I found a beautiful story to share with you so let’s watch the video.

If you need to stop the video at anytime you can just press the pause button and then come back to the story.

PART 2 READ ALONG WITH MRS MENHENNET

Oh, that was a lovely story called “The Colour of Us”  written and illustrated by Karen Katz.

I thought the illustrations were just gorgeous. Karen Katz is a very clever author and artist. She wrote the story about her daughter Lena and a conversation they had one day when they went out for a walk.

Now I would like you to get your small or big mirror

and have a very good look at your face!

Today you are again going to draw a SELF PORTRAIT but it will be a bit different this time.

Today you are going to draw a MONOCHROMATIC

SELF PORTRAIT.

 

Yes, it’s a very big word – monochromatic.

I want you to say that long word after me – monochromatic.

Let’s try it again – monochromatic.

 

Now I want you to say after me  – monochromatic self portrait.

Well done!

If we break the word up the mono part means one and the chromatic part means colour. So now you are going to watch a video made by a very clever art teacher called Cassie Stephens.

She is going to show you some self portraits painted by artists and then show you how to draw a monochromatic self portrait.

wow

In the video she talks to her students about using a very small piece of paper. You can use whatever size paper you have.

In the video she uses a thin black texta to start her drawing. You can use one if you like but you could also use a black pencil.

Let’s watch the video.

PART 3 READ ALONG WITH MRS MENHENNET.

In the video Cassie decides to do her monochromatic self portrait using green.  These are monochromatic self portraits that were done by some of Cassie’s students.

You don’t have to choose green but whatever colour you choose you need to have several lights and darks of that colour.

I hope you have fun drawing your monochromatic self portrait.

You don’t have to submit your drawing this week. Again, I would like you to keep your drawing nice and safe. You will  then submit this week’s monochromatic self portrait as evidence of your completion of this unit of work when you submit your Specialists Rich Task.

Bye,

Mrs Menhennet

Grade Prep Monochromatic self portraits 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 21

GRADE 2 WEEK 3 TERM 3 REMOTE LEARNING 2020

GRADE 2 WEEK 3 TERM 3

 REMOTE LEARNING 2020

(27th July  – 31st July)

READ ALONG WITH MRS MENHENNET!

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

This is week 3 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 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 can play the audio function  on the blog post and read along with Mrs Menhennet.

Let’s get started!

Last week I asked you to draw yourself swimming in water.

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 64

I hope you kept last week’s drawing somewhere nice and safe. You will need to submit last week’s rainbow drawing as evidence of your completion of this unit of work when you submit your Specialists Rich Task.

 Instructions for the Specialists Rich Task will be forwarded to you soon.

We are going to be drawing soon so you will need some paper,

 

some pencils,

or crayons,

or textas.

Some people call textas, markers.

I am going to give you a little bit of time to organise yourself.

I will just sit here on my blog and wait for you to collect some pencils and textas or crayons and some paper.

The size of the paper or what sort of paper it is doesn’t really matter.

So I will just wait until you are ready……..

Oh, you are ready already! That was so fast! Well done!

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.

Now let’s look at this drawing.

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 54

This is a good first try at a drawing of a body swimming in water. I can see that the water is moving the hair around.

What could this artist do to improve their drawing the next time they draw a body swimming in water?

 

Yes, they could draw the head and the body in PROPORTION. The head in the coloured drawing below is too big for the body, like the swimmer above.

 

PROPORTION is a fantastic Visual Arts word that means when things in an artwork look the correct size, compared to each other, then they are in proportion.

What else could the artist change in their drawing of the swimming body to make their drawing look more mature?

Yes, the arms and legs are sticking out straight from the body. This body sort of looks like it is floating in the water. If the artist wants to make the body look like it is swimming they will need to put a bend in the knees and the elbows.

The artist above has put a bend in the arms but the drawing would look even better if the legs were bent at the knees as well. I really like how this artist has drawn the head turned to the side in the water.

If you think of the leg and the arm as looking more like a fat  capital letter L in the water then they will look more like they are swimming.

This artist has drawn a side view of the swimmer with lots of movement in the long hair in the water.  The left arm is curved but not bent. Bent arms and perhaps a bend in just one leg would look better.

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 25

This clever artist has drawn the swimmer with their face down in the water before they turn their head to breathe.This drawing makes me feel like I am a seagull flying and looking down at the swimmer in the ocean!

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 23

This swimmer has slightly curved legs and arms but bent   arms would have looked better. We can’t see all of the swimmer’s face as their head is slightly turned. The swimmer’s hair is moving in the water.

 

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 60

 

This artist has drawn themselves floating on their back, not swimming.

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 18

I can see a straight leg kicking action in the swimmer below. The view of the swimmer’s head is from the side. The curved arms would look better with a pointy elbow in each of them. The short hair is flattened on the head in the water.

 

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 42

 

So this week I would like you to have another go at drawing yourself swimming in water. Have a look at your drawing from last week and try to think of a couple of things you could do to improve your drawing this week.

You can use colour or just grey lead pencil as today we are still practising. It doesn’t really matter as long as your swimming body is nice and large on your paper.

You don’t need to submit your drawing this week.

 

 You will submit your drawings of your swimming body as evidence of your completion of this unit of work when you submit your Specialists Rich Task.

Have fun,

Mrs Menhennet

 

 

July 16

GRADE 2 WEEK 2 TERM 3 2020

GRADE 2 WEEK 2 TERM 3 2020

READ ALONG WITH MRS MENHENNET!

Press pause on the audio file whenever you need to stop.

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

hello word in block letters with exaggerated 3D shadows

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

This is not the way I usually work with Grade 2 students to teach them about Visual Arts but we will be doing this for a few weeks until it is safe to attend school again.

Until then, we will be learning like this – online – using my blog!

You will remember me from our time in the art room together last year.

Yes, it’s me – Mrs Menhennet! Most Cambridge Primary School students that know me, recognise me by my multicoloured hair!!!

Cambridge Primary School students always ask me, “Mrs Menhennet, how come you have all those colours in your hair?”

And I always tell them, “I don’t know. It just grew like that!”

 

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 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 can play the audio function  on the blog post and read along with Mrs Menhennet.

Let’s get started!

David Hockney is an artist who comes from Yorkshire in England in the United Kingdom.

This map shows where Yorkshire is in the United Kingdom.

This map of the world shows where the United kingdom is in relation to Australia.

He was born on the 9th July in 1937. So that means a couple of week’s ago he had his 83rd birthday!

That’s a lot of candles!

This is a photo of David Hockney sitting in a chair and two self portraits.

One of these is from 2003 when he was 67.

One is from 1954 when he was 17.

One is from 1970 when he was 33.

Can you figure out which one is which?

 

I’ll give you some thinking time to see if you can figure it out.

Yes, that’s right! The self portrait of him wearing the red scarf is from when he was 17. He first decided he wanted to be an artist when he was 11.

The photo of him in the chair, dressed so colourfully in a pink checked suit with bright red and green socks, is from when he was 33,

And the self portrait of him painting is from when he was 67.

Well done if you got those correct.

And now David Hockney is 83 years old and he is still painting and creating!

Way back in the 1960s, about 50 years ago, David Hockney travelled to the United States and flew into the airport in sunny California from cold and wintery England.

He was amazed at all the bright blue rectangles he could see out of the plane window as they were coming in to land.

What were those bright blue rectangles he could see?

Yes, swimming pools!

So David Hockney started painting pools, and people swimming, in the bright California sunshine.

This one is called, “A bigger splash”.

This painting always makes me feel like it is an extremely hot day.

The bright blue cloudless sky is almost shimmering in the heat.

 

The paving around the pool would feel hot under my feet and I would hop and skip my way around the pool knowing that the deep blue water would cool my feet down.

 

What is that yellowy rectangle jutting out over the water?

Yes, it is a diving board! What has just happened in this painting?

Someone has walked along the board, bounced a little on the end, and dived into the pool!

All we can see now is the splash flying up into the air.

We can’t see the swimmer at all, as they have already slithered and slipped away, under the surface of the cool blue water.

It’s almost like David Hockney was using his canvas as a photograph to capture that moment of the splash.

And that is what David Hockney discovered there on the side of the pool.

The splashes are always different.

 

The water is always moving.

Lines painted in the pool bend in the water.

There are shadows in the water.

Swimming bodies look different to standing or walking bodies.

 

And swimming bodies make strange, sometimes blurry shapes in the water.

So David Hockney started creating paintings of swimming pools and swimmers and water and nearly every time he painted the water it was different.

He wasn’t afraid to try new ways of doing things and experimented and tried new ways to paint water.

 

We are going to be drawing soon so you will need some paper,

 

some pencils,

or crayons,

or textas.

Some people call textas, markers.

I am going to give you a little bit of time to organise yourself.

I will just sit here on my blog and wait for you to collect some pencils and textas or crayons and some paper.

The size of the paper or what sort of paper it is doesn’t really matter.

So I will just wait until you are ready……..

Oh, you are ready already! That was so fast! Well done!

Let’s look at this painting again.

This painting is called, “Pool with two figures.”

The man on the side of the pool is looking down at the swimmer. I wonder what he is thinking?

His body is positioned very differently to the swimmer. his arms are flat by his sides.

His back is straight. His neck is bent, his eyes looking down at the water.

Even though we can’t see his eyes we know that is what he is doing.

Now let’s look at the swimmer. Is his body standing straight with arms at the sides?

No! His arms are stretching out in front of his head.

I think he is reaching for the end of the pool. Soon he will feel the smooth tiles under his fingers and he will know he is there.

Will he pull his head up out of the water and look at his friend standing there?


Or will he do a quick flip and tumble over in the water to swim back the other way? Will he surprise his friend standing there watching, and splash him?

I want you to draw a picture of yourself swimming in water but

this is GRADE 2 so I want you using your brain and thinking  hard before you start!

Close your eyes.

Yes, I said close your eyes.

I want you to think…… close your eyes!

.

I want you to think about….. Close your eyes!!!

My SUPER ART TEACHER POWERS are telling me you are peeking and I want you to get drawing, so close your eyes!

I want you to stand nice and tall and straight like the man on the side of the pool.

Are you standing? Arms down by your side and your head slightly bent.

I have just used my SUPER ART TEACHER POWERS and you are now moving in SLOW MOTION.

 

Your head is still bent forward and you start to slowly bend your whole body forward, slowly, slowly and topple into the pool with all your clothes on!

How do you feel?

Get your head up out of the water so you can breathe!

You are no longer moving in slow motion but you are very relaxed  and floating in the water. How do your arms and legs move when you are just floating in the water?

They just sort of blob along with the movement of the water, don’t they? It’s very relaxing as this pool water is warm. So it is a bit like blobbing along in a gigantic warm bath.

Now slowly and gently get yourself into a swimming position. Off you go, swimming in the wonderfully soothing warm water.

What are your arms doing?

How are your legs moving?

How does the water affect your hair? Does your hair move in the water?

You can open your eyes now!

Now you are ready to DRAW!

I want you to draw yourself floating in water.

Sometimes, when my students start drawing they start with a teeny tiny drawing because they are not too sure about what they are doing.

 I don’t want you to draw a teeny tiny picture of yourself. The drawing of the body below is way too small.

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 64

 

I want you to draw a great BIG picture of yourself floating in water on whatever sized paper you have!

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 61

So, let’s practice using your magic finger.

Hold up your magic finger!

Wave it around in the air!

Make sure it is switched on!

Let’s test it out. Draw a small circle in the air.

Draw a large square in the air.

Write your name in the air.

Write your name 3 times really fast in the air!

Oh, you are faster than me as my name is soooooo looooong!

Now put your magic finger in the air and draw your body.

Okay, so now we know it is working use your magic finger to draw a very small picture of yourself on your paper. Your magic finger is fantastic to practice drawing with as it draws invisibly and you never have to rub it out!

Now draw yourself floating in water  a little bit bigger with your magic finger on your paper.

Now draw yourself really big on your paper with your magic finger.

By practising with your magic finger I hope you will end up drawing yourself nice and large on your paper.

 

You can use lots of colour if you like but even if you just use a pencil for this drawing that will be fine. This is just practice so please don’t be too critical of yourself if you don’t think it is perfect. Please keep your drawing so we can look at it again next week.

Have fun,

Mrs Menhennet

Grade 2 Week 2 2020 Swimming in water first drawing.