April 23

ENRICHMENT WEEK 3 AND 4 REMOTE LEARNING FAMOUS ARTWORK 2020

This work is due by MON 11th MAY 2020!

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

avatar Shelley Menhennethello word in block letters with exaggerated 3D shadows

I can’t believe it is Week 3 of remote learning already!

 

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

All grade 5 students at Cambridge Primary School learn about PARODIES of famous artworks. So if you were in Grade 5 last year this first bit is a review of work on Famous Artwork Parodies that you did last year. For everybody else it is new learning about what an art parody is. After that is the work I want you all to do for Visual Arts! All students from Grade 5, Grade 6 and Enrichment will be doing this work.

What is a PARODY?

The easiest way to understand a PARODY is to start with a musical PARODY.

When you take a piece of popular music and change it to make it funny you create a musical PARODY.

Sesame St is full of musical PARODIES.

Try this one.

And one of my favourites, Weird Al Yankovic, has made a career out of writing musical parodies and then creating the videos to go with them. He has been doing this for more than 30 years!

Hey! Wait a minute? What is all this music? Are we doing MUSIC in Visual Arts?

HEY word

Yes we are!

Now, back to Weird All Yankovic!

And for those who love Star Wars!

So now you understand what a musical parody is. It is easy to figure out what a famous art parody is. It is when you take a piece of Visual Art and recreate it making fun of it.

Here are some Mona Lisa Parodies.

In the past Cambridge Primary School students have created some very funny and interesting Mona Lisa parodies.

grade 5 mona lisa parody drawing 2015 26grade 5 mona lisa parody drawing 2015 25grade 5 mona lisa parody drawing 2015 24grade 5 mona lisa parody drawing 2015 2grade 5 mona lisa parody drawing 2015 21

In this time of remote learning we are going to do something a little bit different!

I want you to choose a famous artwork and recreate it.

A lot of  people locked down at home have been doing this all over the world.

So what I would like you to do this week is spend some time looking at and thinking about famous artworks and deciding on which famous artwork you want to recreate.

So, do I want you to paint or draw something?

Instead you can use yourself or members of your family and dress them up to recreate a famous artwork. a bit like this.

Or you can use a different sort of material to recreate a famous artwork. Like this

LEGO

 

 

 

T SHIRTS SOCKS CLOTHING

FOOD

 

More ideas are here on my Pinterest board.

https://www.pinterest.com.au/shelley109/recreate-famous-artworks/

Now, to complete this task is going to take –

  • thinking

  • imagination

  • researching

  • viewing

  • organisation

So I am going to let you use this week for thinking and researching and figuring out what you are going to do.

It is okay to change your mind during this process.

All good artists change and adapt their ideas as they think about and work on them. This is part of the artistic process and is not a mistake or to be looked on negatively.

So after you have done your researching, thinking and planning it is time to actually do it.

I would like all famous artwork recreations/parodies to be photographed and emailed to me

by Mon 11th May 2020.

I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

If you have any questions you can email me

shelley.menhennet@education.vic.gov.au

If you can’t think of an art work here are some art collections you can look at.

Collection

https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/art-gallery-of-new-south-wales

https://www.portrait.gov.au/portraits/

https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection

https://www.moma.org/collection/

https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/paintings/search-the-collection

https://www.npg.org.uk/collections/explore/

Have fun,

Mrs Menhennet

And here they are! I will add more as they come in.

Simran E 1

Justin E REC

 

April 23

GRADE 6 WEEK 3 AND 4 REMOTE LEARNING FAMOUS ARTWORK 2020

This work is due by MON 11th MAY 2020!

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

avatar Shelley Menhennethello word in block letters with exaggerated 3D shadows

I can’t believe it is Week 3 of remote learning already!

 

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

All grade 5 students at Cambridge Primary School learn about PARODIES of famous artworks. Below is a review of the learning you did last year on Famous Artwork parodies. After that is the work I want you to do for Visual Arts!

REVIEW of Visual Arts topic from 2019.

What is a PARODY?

The easiest way to understand a PARODY is to start with a musical PARODY.

When you take a piece of popular music and change it to make it funny you create a musical PARODY.

Sesame St is full of musical PARODIES.

Try this one.

And one of my favourites, Weird Al Yankovic, has made a career out of writing musical parodies and then creating the videos to go with them. He has been doing this for more than 30 years!

Hey! Wait a minute? What is all this music? Are we doing MUSIC in Visual Arts?

HEY word

Yes we are!

Now, back to Weird All Yankovic!

And for those who love Star Wars!

So now you understand what a musical parody is. It is easy to figure out what a famous art parody is. It is when you take a piece of Visual Art and recreate it making fun of it.

Here are some Mona Lisa Parodies.

In the past Cambridge Primary School students have created some very funny and interesting Mona Lisa parodies.

grade 5 mona lisa parody drawing 2015 26grade 5 mona lisa parody drawing 2015 25grade 5 mona lisa parody drawing 2015 24grade 5 mona lisa parody drawing 2015 2grade 5 mona lisa parody drawing 2015 21

Meanwhile here in 2020! (Yes, that means the review part is over!)

In this time of remote learning we are going to do something a little bit different!

I want you to choose a famous artwork and recreate it.

A lot of  people locked down at home have been doing this all over the world.

So what I would like you to do this week is spend some time looking at and thinking about famous artworks and deciding on which famous artwork you want to recreate.

So, do I want you to paint or draw something?

Instead you can use yourself or members of your family and dress them up to recreate a famous artwork. a bit like this.

Or you can use a different sort of material to recreate a famous artwork. Like this

LEGO

 

 

 

T SHIRTS SOCKS CLOTHING

FOOD

 

More ideas are here on my Pinterest board.

https://www.pinterest.com.au/shelley109/recreate-famous-artworks/

Now, to complete this task is going to take –

  • thinking

  • imagination

  • researching

  • viewing

  • organisation

So I am going to let you use this week for thinking and researching and figuring out what you are going to do.

It is okay to change your mind during this process.

All good artists change and adapt their ideas as they think about and work on them. This is part of the artistic process and is not a mistake or to be looked on negatively.

So after you have done your researching, thinking and planning it is time to actually do it.

I would like all famous artwork recreations/parodies to be photographed and emailed to me

by Mon 11th May 2020.

I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

If you have any questions you can email me

shelley.menhennet@education.vic.gov.au

If you can’t think of an art work here are some art collections you can look at.

Collection

https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/art-gallery-of-new-south-wales

https://www.portrait.gov.au/portraits/

https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection

https://www.moma.org/collection/

https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/paintings/search-the-collection

https://www.npg.org.uk/collections/explore/

Have fun,

Mrs Menhennet

And here they are!

Jimmy 6D rec

Jimmy 6D Escher Orig

girl with a pearl earring in lego

Riley 6B girl with a pearl earring recreation in lego

April 23

GRADE 5 WEEK 3 AND 4 REMOTE LEARNING FAMOUS ARTWORK 2020

This work is due by MON 11th MAY 2020!

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

avatar Shelley Menhennethello word in block letters with exaggerated 3D shadows

I can’t believe it is Week 3 of remote learning already!

 

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

All grade 5 students at Cambridge Primary School learn about PARODIES of famous artworks.

What is a PARODY?

The easiest way to understand a PARODY is to start with a musical PARODY.

When you take a piece of popular music and change it to make it funny you create a musical PARODY.

Sesame St is full of musical PARODIES.

Try this one.

And one of my favourites, Weird Al Yankovic, has made a career out of writing musical parodies and then creating the videos to go with them. He has been doing this for more than 30 years!

Hey! Wait a minute? What is all this music? Are we doing MUSIC in Visual Arts?

HEY word

Yes we are!

Now, back to Weird All Yankovic!

And for those who love Star Wars!

So now you understand what a musical parody is. It is easy to figure out what a famous art parody is. It is when you take a piece of Visual Art and recreate it making fun of it.

Here are some Mona Lisa Parodies.

In the past Cambridge Primary School students have created some very funny and interesting Mona Lisa parodies.

grade 5 mona lisa parody drawing 2015 26grade 5 mona lisa parody drawing 2015 25grade 5 mona lisa parody drawing 2015 24grade 5 mona lisa parody drawing 2015 2grade 5 mona lisa parody drawing 2015 21

But in this time of remote learning we are going to do something a little bit different.

I want you to choose a famous artwork and recreate it.

A lot of  people locked down at home have been doing this all over the world.

So what I would like you to do this week is spend some time looking at artworks online and deciding on which artwork you want to recreate.

So, do I want you to paint or draw something?

Instead you can use yourself or members of your family and dress them up to recreate a famous artwork. a bit like this.

Or you can use a different sort of material to recreate a famous artwork. Like this

LEGO

 

 

 

T SHIRTS SOCKS CLOTHING

FOOD

 

More ideas are here on my Pinterest board.

https://www.pinterest.com.au/shelley109/recreate-famous-artworks/

Now, to complete this task is going to take –

  • thinking

  • imagination

  • researching

  • viewing

  • organisation

So I am going to let you use this week for thinking and researching and figuring out what you are going to do.

It is okay to change your mind during this process.

All good artists change and adapt their ideas as they think about and work on them. This is part of the artistic process and is not a mistake or to be looked on negatively.

So after you have done your researching, thinking and planning it is time to actually do it.

I would like all famous artwork recreations/parodies to be photographed and emailed to me

by Mon 11th May 2020.

I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

If you have any questions you can email me

shelley.menhennet@education.vic.gov.au

If you can’t think of an art work here are some art collections you can look at.

Collection

https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/art-gallery-of-new-south-wales

https://www.portrait.gov.au/portraits/

https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection

https://www.moma.org/collection/

https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/paintings/search-the-collection

https://www.npg.org.uk/collections/explore/

Have fun,

Mrs Menhennet

And here they are!

Mya 5C rec

Hemish 5F rec

ZAck 5C rec

September 29

BRILLIANT IDEA PHYL !!!

paint bottles on window ledge 3 2015

I first saw this idea on There’s a dragon in my art room which is a fantastic art teacher blog created by Phyl . She has now retired from teaching art full time in elementary school but she is still teaching, is incredibly creative, and her blog is still very active and full of great inspirational stuff.

screen shot there's a dragon in my art room

screen shot there’s a dragon in my art room

Can you see the funny little ends on my paint pumps?

paint bottles on window ledge 3 2015

paint bottles on window ledge 3 2015

I have always used paint pumps as I do think they allow you to get the most out of your paint bottles BUT the paint dries up in the end of the pump and disasters occur! How many times have I squirted paint all over myself, even after I have dug around the end of the pump with my finger and dug out as much dried up paint as I can? My students are well aware of this and stand well back whenever I go near the paint pumps so only I get covered in paint. And don’t let me start on my story of my lovely Grade 6 helper who came in to assist me early one morning and I squirted bright red paint sideways out of the pump all over her face, all over her hair and all over the front of her navy blue Cambridge Primary School uniform jumper!!!!!! AAAGGGHHHH!

paint bottles on window ledge 4 2015

paint bottles on window ledge 4 2015

And I have been told, time and again, that just a blob of blutack on the end of the pumps solves the problem BUT I never remember to do it – and then there was Phyl’s post –  and my problem was solved!!!

paint bottles on window ledge 2 2015

The funny little bits you can see on the end of the pumps are PENCIL TOPPERS. Those little rubber/eraser thingys that you can get virtually anywhere. I had some on my desk from whenever, they are the rather fancy shaped cupcake and ladybird pencil toppers but the other ones I bought from my local $2 shop in a packet of 24 for, you guessed it, $2!

They have totally solved this problem and all I do is remove the pencil topper, pump the paint with out squirting it all over the place, and put the pencil topper back on the end. My students were fascinated by the change and since I explained what it was all about some have even donated spare pencil toppers to my now growing pile!

paint bottles on window ledge 1 2015

paint bottles on window ledge 1 2015

And, in case you were wondering, when the paint in the bottle gets low and won’t pump properly I pull out a new bottle in the same colour so I don’t have to wash out the pump, put the pump into the new bottle, put the lid from the new bottle on the old bottle, turn the old bottle upside down and put it into a bucket just in case it leaks. An ordinary bucket holds up to 3 or 4 of these large bottles. When next I need this colour I grab the old bottle from the bucket and use up the paint in it first, which gravity has pulled down onto the lid. Once opened the paint gushes out of the old bottle and depending on how long it has been standing upside down, you truly get just about every drip of paint out of the bottle.

So thank you Phyl! This little trick has stopped the airborne paint blobs from landing all over my clothing as they always manage to magically land where my art smock isn’t covering me. Now I just have to deal with all the 1.924,924,456,753, 402 other reasons I have stuff all over my clothes….. and shoes,,,,,,,,and hair…..and…….

Thanks for visiting The Back Art Room Blog,

Shell

September 29

NEW SCRAP PAPER COLOUR BOXES

I have always been really good at using up scrap paper, and encouraging all the children to do the same but have always been annoyed by the huge box of mess the old scrap box always ended up in.

Well, OK, it was never quite that bad but it was still annoying!

Here is my solution which seems to be working out really well.

I purchased a set of magazine boxes in bright colours and I already had a set of images of coloured paint tins which I was going to use for a display.  I stuck the paint tin pictures on with some clear contact and

ended up with a

 and

set of scrap paper boxes which the children seem to be using carefully as they think they look special!!!

And this is my Georgie fiddling around with them and helping me to sort them out – thanks Georgie! XXX