May 14

ENRICHMENT WEEK 6 REMOTE LEARNING 2020

ENRICHMENT GRADE WEEK 6 REMOTE LEARNING

Your Famous Artwork recreation is OVERDUE!

It was due on Monday 11th May 2020!

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

Hello to all my EnrichmentnGrade 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 FAMOUS ARTWORK RECREATIONS in ART!

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 or last 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.

And if you haven’t looked at what the other grade 5 and 6 students have created for their FAMOUS ARTWORK RECREATION yet go here and here and here. You will be amazed!

Have fun!

Mrs Menhennet

 

 

May 14

GRADE 6 WEEK 6 REMOTE LEARNING 2020

GRADE 6 WEEK 6 REMOTE LEARNING

Your Famous Artwork recreation is OVERDUE!

It was due on Monday 11th May 2020!

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

Hello to all my Grade 6 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 FAMOUS ARTWORK RECREATIONS in ART!

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 or last 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.

And if you haven’t looked at what the other grade 5 and 6 students have created for their FAMOUS ARTWORK RECREATION yet go here and here and here. You will be amazed!

Have fun!

Mrs Menhennet

 

May 14

GRADE 5 WEEK 6 REMOTE LEARNING 2020

GRADE 5 WEEK 6 REMOTE LEARNING

Your Famous Artwork recreation is OVERDUE!

It was due on Monday 11th May 2020!

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

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 6 of remote learning already!

We are going to be doing a bit of Visual Arts learning around the topic of FAMOUS ARTWORK RECREATIONS in ART!

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 or last 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.

And if you haven’t looked at what the other grade 5 and 6 students have created for their FAMOUS ARTWORK RECREATION yet go here and here and here. You will be amazed!

Have fun!

Mrs Menhennet

May 14

GRADE 4 WEEK 6 REMOTE LEARNING 2020

GRADE 4 WEEK 6 REMOTE LEARNING

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

You must submit all your artworks (rough draft of four/2 ideas/final celestial bodies artwork) or your report for Semester 1 will state NEEDS ATTENTION in the Visual Arts section.

Hello to all my Grade 4 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 CELESTIAL BODIES in ART!

So, in Week 3 you drew a rough draft of four different celestial bodies. If you didn’t do this work go to week 3 here.

Reyansh 4F cb

Vivienne 4A CB

And in Week 4 you drew 2 ideas for a celestial bodies artwork. 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 a celestial bodies final artwork.

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 celestial bodies artwork using clay like this.

This artwork involved-

  • deciding which of the celestial bodies you were going to create with

  • deciding how the celestial bodies were going to interact if the student was using more than one type of celestial body

  • deciding whether the celestial bodies claywork was going to be 3D and freestanding or flat

  • painting the claywork after it came out of the kiln

But you won’t be making a celestial bodies clay work in the art room.

In this time of remote learning we all have to adapt to creating at home.

How can you produce an artwork that has more than one celestial body in it? How can you put them together? Or perhaps you just want to create one of the celestial bodies? What will you use?

So you have lots of choice with how you create your celestial bodies artwork. However I want you to use more than one sort of material or one way of creating your art work. You have choices to make!

So perhaps you will draw,

or paint, or use oil pastels or chalk or watercolour pencils,

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 torn paper,

or cardboard

or aluminum foil

or 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!

This moon looks like it has been made using shaving cream!

If you want to look at more celestial bodies artworks go to my Pinterest board.

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 celestial bodies!

You can send it in earlier but remember this artwork is due on Monday 24th May 2020!

Have fun creating!

Mrs Menhennet

Luke 4B cb

Luke 4B cb 2a

Swathi 4F

malakey 4F cbfin

 

Jowan 4C cbfin

Yaksh 4C cbfin 2

Yaksh 4C cbfin 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aydin 4D cbfin 2

 

Bhavya 4E cbfin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tahila 4C cb fin

 

 

 

 

 

Anna 4D cbfin

 

Amelie 4E cbfin

Maddison 4E cbfin

Vivienne 4A cbfin

Reyansh 4F cbfin

Reyansh 4F cbfin 2

Thraya 4F fina

Thraya 4F fin 1

Tanisha 4C cbfin

Kelly 4D cbfin

Ashvin 4E cb22

Luke 4B fin?

Mehek 4A cb fin

Meagan 4D cb fin

Liam 4C cbfin

Jemma 4B fin ?

kaleb 4D cbfin

Ashvin 4E cbfin b

Mehek 4A cbfin a

Simra 4A cbfin

Charli 4D cbfin

Ellie4E cbfin13

Ellie 4E cbfin7

Tanisha 4C cb rec

Advika 4E cbfin

Amelia 4E cbfin

Ashvin 4E c fin a

Ashvin 4E cbfin

Ashvin 4E cbfin e

Ashvin 4E cbfinc

Ashvin 4E cbfind

Cathy 4C cbfin

Aydin 4D cbfin

Claire 4F cbfin

Reshmi 4D cbfin

Rayyan 4C cbfin

Rayyan 4C cbfin?

Ramsha 4D cbfin

Nash 4B fin

Muhammad 4E cbfin

Mehek 4A cbfin

Martina 4B cbfin

Luke 4B cbfin

Khloe 4D cbfin

Kaleb 4D cbfin 2

Jiya 4B cbfin

Jensen 4C cbfin

Jemma 4B cbfin

Jayden 4D cb fin

Jasper 4D cbfin

Jaleyah 4D cbfin

Harper 4E cb fin

Gavin 4D cbfin

Ellie 4E fin 2

Ellie 4E fin 1

Ellie 4E cbfin 12

Ellie 4E cbfin 11

Ellie 4E cbfin 10

Ellie 4E cbfin 9

Ellie 4E cbfin 8

Ellie 4E cbfin 5

Ellie 4E cbfin 4

Ellie 4E cbfin 3

Ellie 4E cbfin

Eeshan 4B cbfin2

Eeshan 4B cbfin 1

Lenny 4C cbfin

Lily 4F cbfin

Ramsha 4D cbfin

Kaleb 4D cbfin

Isaiah 4 cbfin

Isaiah 4 cb2

yevin 4E cbfin

Natalie 4C cbfin

Yaksh 4C cbfin

Vanshika 4F cbfin.jpeg

Reshmi 4 fin

Dante 4E cbfin

Alicia 4C cbfin

Abdul 4B cbfin

Tayla 4A cbfin

 

 

Tayla 4A cbfin

Tayla 4A not

Yashas 4C cbfin

Adrita 4F cbfin

Amitoj 4A cbfin

Shreyan 4C cbfin

Tana 4F cbfin

Tana 4F cbfin2

Tana 4F cb

Faruk 4C cbfin 3

Faruk 4C cbfin 2

Faruk 4c

Nehansa 4D cbfin .

Thraya 4F cbfin

Taimoor 4 cbfin

Don’t forget to leave a comment! My students love to read your comments!

 

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 4 WEEK 5 REMOTE LEARNING CELESTIAL BODIES 2020

GRADE 4 WEEK 5 REMOTE LEARNING

Hello to all my Grade 4 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 CELESTIAL BODIES in ART!

So, in Week 3 you drew a rough draft of four different celestial bodies

Reyansh 4F cb

Vivienne 4A CB

And in Week 4 you drew 2 ideas for a celestial bodies artwork

Now, in Week 5, I would like you to create your final artwork for this unit of work. I want you to create a celestial bodies  artwork.

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 celestial bodies artwork using clay like this.

This artwork involved-

  • deciding which of the celestial bodies you were going to create with

  • deciding how the celestial bodies were going to interact if the student was using more than one type of celestial body

  • deciding whether the celestial bodies claywork was going to be 3D and freestanding or flat

  • painting the claywork after it came out of the kiln

But you won’t be making a celestial bodies clay work in the art room.

In this time of remote learning we all have to adapt to creating at home.

How can you produce an artwork that has more than one celestial body in it? How can you put them together? Or perhaps you just want to create one of the celestial bodies? What will you use?

So you have lots of choice with how you create your celestial bodies artwork. 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 chalk or watercolour pencils

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 torn paper

or cardboard

or aluminum foil

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!

This moon looks like it has been made using shaving cream!

If you want to look at more celestial bodies artworks go to my Pinterest board.

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 celestial bodies!

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 4 WEEK 4 REMOTE LEARNING CELESTIAL BODIES 2020

Hello to all my Grade 4 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 CELESTIAL BODIES!

 

If you haven’t done the Week 3 activity yet please go back to 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 celestial bodies and you have drawn 4 rough drafts as well.

celestial bodies artwork

If you want to look at more celestial bodies artworks go to my Pinterest board.

This week I would like to see 2 ideas for your own celestial bodies art work. You are NOT making the final art work yet. You are just working on 2 different ideas. How can you produce an artwork that has more than one celestial body in it? How can you put them together? Or perhaps you just want to create one of the celestial bodies? What will you use?

Fold a piece of paper in half so you have two spaces.

Draw up 2 different ideas for your final art work. You can use a bit of colour this time but REMEMBER this is NOT your final piece. This is just working on two different ideas!

What art materials will you use? Are you going to draw your final piece?

Pencils? Textas? Crayons? Oil pastels? Watercolour pencils?

Do you have any paint?

What have you got at home that you can use?

Perhaps you want to try to make a 3D artwork?

Playdoh? Plasticine or modelling clay?

Or you could make salt dough? But ask your parents permission first!

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.

What else have you got that you could use?

Lego? Other construction materials?

Scrap cardboard?

Anything else?

I am not asking you to rush out and buy materials to use for this task. Use what you already have at home.

And this week you are just coming up with 2 ideas, not actually doing the final piece. Do a drawing of your idea and write down what you think you might use to make it.  Do this TWICE!

And remember, it is OKAY to change your mind!

You need to think like an artist and not see changing your mind as making a mistake, because it is NOT. It is just that you came up with a better idea!

And that’s it!

Photograph your paper, with two different ideas on it, with your device, and email it to me.

shelley.menhennet@education.vic.gov.au

I look forward to seeing your interesting ideas.

Bye!

Mrs Menhennet

Here they are!

Taimoor 4B cb2

Nash 4B cb2

Khloe 4D cb2

Kelly 4D cb2

Eliza 4C cb2

yevin 4E cb 2

Aydin 4D cb2

Cathy 4C cb2

Reshmi 4D cb2

Reshmi 4D cb2

Vanshika 4F cb2

Amelia 4E cb2

Jiya 4B cb2

Brydon 4E cb2

gavin 4D cb2

Swathi 4F cb2

Tyson 4A cb2

Mehek 4A cb2

Tahila 4C cb2

Jasper 4D cb2

Simra 4A cb@

Malakey 4F cb2

Tyrone 4F cb2

Tyrone 4F cb 2a

Abdul 4B cb2

Mehtab 4F cb2b

Mehtab 4F cb2a

 

Amelie 4E cb2

 

 

 

 

Anna 4D cb2

 

 

 

Swathi 4F cb

Jowan 4C cb2

Vivienne 4A cb2

Maddison 4E cb2

Abdul 4E cb2

Charli 4D cb2

Abdul 4B cb2

Thraya 4F CB2

Tayla 4A cb2

Martina 4B cb2

Ashvin 4E cb2

Claire 4F cb2

Neil 4A cb2

Ramsha 4D cb2

Amitoj 4A cb2

Amitoj 4A cb2a

Ramsha 4D cb2

Japreet 4D cb2

Charli 4D cb2

Jowan 4C cb2

 

Adrita 4F cb2

Shreyan 4C cb2

Ramsha 4D cb2

Amitoj 4A cb2

Amitoj 4A cb

Amitoj 4A cb2

Gavin 4 cb2

Thraya 4F cb2

Tayla G 4A cb2

Kelly 4D cb2

Nash H 4 cb2

Eliza 4C cb2

Claire 4 cb2

 

April 21

GRADE 4 CLAY CELESTIAL BODIES

When we return to school after Easter my grade 4 students will be almost ready to create their celestial bodies in clay. They will have one more practice session and then in week 2 they will make their final piece.

Clay, as for most things with my students, is never a one off session. You cannot get skill development or clayworks like these without exploring the materials and tools and experimenting with ideas. Yes, it is hard work, yes, it is messy, and yes, it can be loud, especially at pack up time on my awfully thin laminated art room table tops but the students are smiling, eager and learning – what more could you want!

Whenever we are working with clay I frequently remind the students that we only have one rule for clay. I say it and the students all chant it back to me, whether they are in Preps or Grade 6. “YOU MUST BE SENSIBLE WITH THE CLAY! With the Prep students I usually take it a bit further.

“Can you stick it in your ear?’                                    “NO!”

Can you stick it in somebody else’s ear?”              “NO!”

Can you stick it in Mrs Menhennet’s ear?             “NO!”

And on it goes until they are all falling about laughing.

However, the students know this is quite serious as we then discuss the consequence of not being sensible with the clay (and the tools and the slip, etc). And the consequence is that the clay is removed from the student. They then wash their hands and sit on the floor while everyone else is working at the tables. A direct consequence like this makes sense to the students and is much more effective than a detention that would not even be on the same day!

And now back to the process………In the first session I bombard the students with images of artworks incorporating the sun, the moon, planets, stars, etc, etc.

These images include all sorts of artworks – jewellery, clayworks, paintings, drawings, sculptures, metalwork, embroideries, photography, and the list goes on.  You can find lots of images of celestial bodies on my Pinterest board.

And then I let them loose on the clay – and then we pack up and when it is pack up time NOBODY wants to, as they are all so into what they are doing.

In the second session I show them examples from grade 4 students previously. We discuss them and any interesting stuff they have looked at in their independent research and then they get stuck into their own creations/experiments again. I also put slip on the tables and remind them how to use correct joining technique – the four s words –  score, slip, stick, smooth! And they chant them after me!

Depending on the school calendar and the crazy timetable that changes constantly, the students will have one or two more sessions to practice/refine their ideas.  The students choose whether to make a flat 2D or a 3D clay piece. There are usually groans at pack up time at the end of these sessions but I do photograph any experiments the students are keen to keep in mind and then they all pack up their clay.

The students are encouraged to do their own research for inspirational images in their own time as they all have IPads and/or computer access.

By the time the final session comes around the students know that they need to complete their clay piece in one session. Most students manage this as they have been working on an idea for several sessions and get faster at creating and refining their clay piece each week.

I scratch the students initials and grade into the base of their finished piece with a sharp skewer before I put it on a rack to dry. This seems to eliminate any arguments about which piece belongs to whom which I used to have when they all did it themselves, as it is in my neat lettering. It doesn’t take long, gives me a chance for a brief chat with the artist about their work and check that it is joined together properly and perhaps send some students back to the table to fix an issue.

Once the works have been fired the students paint them. I encourage the students to think about the painting process before they start and have a plan in their head for what they want to do. Just a simple statement like this is enough to stop most rushing and slapping paint on willy nilly!

Thanks for looking. Leave a comment!

Shell

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 27

Grade 4 Picasso face paper collage

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I am currently sitting at Aquapulse, the new aquatic centre in Hoppers Crossing, Victoria, typing this blog post. My 12 year old daughter Georgie and her friend Natalie are screaming down the giant waterslide as I type! I am sitting high up in the tiered seating area looking ridiculous, all rugged up for winter, with my laptop on my knee, while everyone else is strutting around in their bathersI This is all rather weird but such are the weekend pursuits of a hard working Primary Art Teacher!!! Multi tasking is my middle name!!!

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aquapulse waterslide hoppers crossing victoria Australia

I don’t know what Pablo Picasso himself would think of these face collages below but I just love them.

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Pablo Picasso Picture

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picasso altar boy

Picasso Mother

Picasso Mother

 

First of all I showed the grade 4 students a range of portraits created by Pablo Picasso which I had on my Pinterest board, on the projector. I also had several Picasso portrait prints hanging up in the art room. The students happily discussed how interesting they were and how his portrait style had changed over time. Why do you think Pablo Picasso displaced so many facial features in his portraits? How does this make you  feel? What about his use of colour? A portrait is usually a likeness of another person. What does this say about the displacement of the facial features on these portraits? Well done Grade 4s for your fabulous discussions!

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Picasso

Picasso Dora Maar

Picasso Dora Maar

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Picasso

We also briefly looked at Weeping Woman as she is very famous in Melbourne as the National Gallery of Victoria owns her and she was stolen from the gallery in 1986. You can read more about that here.

Weeping Woman Picasso National Gallery of Victoria

Weeping Woman Picasso National Gallery of Victoria

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National Galery of Victoria water wall

National Galery of Victoria water wall

Anyway, after looking and discussing I explained to the students that they were going to be creating their own Picasso style collage. In the past I had done this activity with grade 4 and just got them to draw a Picasso-ish face and I had also done this activity using cut out facial features from magazines. Both times before the students had stated that drawing or putting the facial features into the wrong positions was extremely difficult to do.

Zart Art Face Pack Paper

Zart Art Face Pack Paper

This year I had discovered this paper on the Zart Art website and knew it would be perfect for this activity.

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Grade 4 Picasso simple collage 2015 1

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Grade 4 Picasso simple collage 2015 2

So the procedure was

  1. Collect A4 cartridge paper from the resource table.
  2. Draw a head and neck on the A4 paper nice and large. (What do we say – FILL THE SPACE!)
  3. Colour the face using oil pastels. Natural skin tones were optional and up to the individual artist.
  4. Select and cut out desired facial features carefully from Zart Art sheets (that had already been trimmed down into quarter of their A3 size – hey, I’m not silly! And don’t massacre twenty seven eyes just to get to the one you want in the middle of the sheet. Cut out carefully and place leftovers from sheet you are cutting back into the EYES plastic pocket so somebody else can use them! Yes, sometimes the instructions have to be this basic to protect the expensive materials!)
  5. How many facial features can you have? How many do you need? Why? “I want more than one mouth because my person talks a lot!” “I need to give my person 5 ears ’cause they always listen to gossip!”
  6. Glue your facial features into their displaced positions.
  7. Is your person bald? What are you going to do about hair?
  8. Cut out your person carefully and mount them on an A4 piece of coloured cover paper.
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Grade 4 Picasso simple collage 2015 3

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Grade 4 Picasso simple collage 2015 6

Most of the grade 4 students are now working on their next collage which is again based on Picasso’s portraits but A3 size, incorporating different types of cardboard to create (hopefully) layered facial features! I will write up a blog post on these when they are done.

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Grade 4 Picasso simple collage 2015 4

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Grade 4 Picasso simple collage 2015 19

Well, as already stated, I just love these and hope you do too.

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Grade 4 Picasso simple collage 2015 23

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Grade 4 Picasso simple collage 2015 31

Shell