April 21

GRADE 3 REMOTE LEARNING VISUAL ARTS GALLERY 2020

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

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

Lucy 3E 1 knitting nancy

 

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

Nusaiba 3C 2

 

 

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

Nusaiba 3C 1

It also includes artworks created during Week 1 and 2 of term 2 2020. The Visual Arts task for week 2 for all grade 3/4/5/6/E students was to think about the many creative ways the students have used their time.

perler beads letters of name LUCY small owl small butterfly

Lucy 3E 4

Drawing snadcastle on the beach sea and sky in background

Jasmin 3A 1

over the past few weeks and to send me photos of these creative artworks. Perhaps they have been drawing, knitting, painting, making models, crocheting, making jewellery, printing, constructing, cutting, making collages, etc, etc, etc ???

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

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

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

Lego doll house construction

Lucy 3E 2

Lego doll house construction

Lucy 3E 3

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

Thanks,

Shell Menhennet

Colouring mandala mindfulness

Aanya 3A 3

Colouring mandala mindfulness

Aanya 3A 2

colouring mandale mindfulness

Aanya 3A 1

LEGO CONSTRUCTION AIRcraft

Oscar 3D 1

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

Wyatt 3B 1

grey lead pencil drawing friendly cartoon dog

Raima 3B 1

car construction

Paiten 3F 3

Paiten 3F 4

Mishika 3A 1

Lego construction

Paiten 3F 2

Paiten 3F 1

Dylan 3E 1

Ruby 3E 1

Ruby 3E 2

Reuben 3C 1

Mahli 3A 2

Charlotte 3C 1

Reuben 3C 2

Mahli 3A 1

Joseph 3A 1

Jacob 3D 3

Jacob 3D 2

Jacob 3D 1

Nina 3D 1

Lucy 3B 1

Lucy 3B 2

lucy 3B 3

Lucy 3B 4

Lucy 3B 5

Emily 3F1

Emily 3F 2

Emily 3F 3

Emily 3C 1

Emily 3C 2

Emily 3C 3

Emily 3C 4

Sarah 3D 1

Sarah 3D 2

Sarah 3D 3

Sienna 3C 1

Sienna 3C 2

Sienna 3C 3

Sienna 3C 4

Sienna 3C 5

Sienna 3C 6

Sienna 3C 7

Sienna 3C 8

Sienna 3C 9

Nida 3E 2

Nida 3E 3

Nida 3E 1

Nida 3E 4

Nida 3E 5

Nida 3E 6

Nida 3E 7

Toranda 3D 12

Mia 3F 1

Jose 3B 1

Noah E 3E 1

Cooper 3E 1

Cooper 3E 2

Cooper 3E 3

Cooper 3E 4

Mahli 3A 2

Mahli 3A 3

Ella 3B 1

Ariella 3A 1

Noah G 3B 2

Noah G 3B 5

Noah G 3B 3

Noah G 3B 4

Noah G 3B 7

Noah G 3B 1

Abby 3A 1

Chalice 3A 10

Chalice 3A 9

Chalice 3A 8

Chalice 3A 7

Chalice 3A 6

Chalice 3A 5

Chalice 3A 3

Chalice 3A 4

Chalice 3A 1

Danuli 3F 4

Danuli 3F 3

Danuli 3F 2

Danuli 3F 1

April 21

GRADE 6 REMOTE LEARNING VISUAL ARTS GALLERY 2020

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

Painting on glass ANZAC images

Jimmy 6D 2 Painting on glass ANZAC images

Painting on recycled glass jars ANZAC images tealights lit inside

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

This includes any artworks created over the two weeks of the school holidays when these students were, like most of the rest of us, confined to home.

 

Painting on glass ANZAC red poppy images

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

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

Jimmy 6D 3 Painting on recycled glass jars ANZAC images

Painting on recycled glass jars ANZAC images tealights lit inside

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

It also includes artworks created during Week 1 and 2 of term 2 2020. The Visual Arts task for week 2 for all grade 3/4/5/6/E students was to think about the manycreative ways the students have used their time over the past few weeks and to send me photos of these creative artworks. Perhaps they have been drawing, knitting, painting, making models, crocheting, making jewellery, printing, constructing, cutting, making collages, etc, etc, etc ???

Coloured Marker drawing Welcome Ramamdan Grade 6

Zunaira 6C 6 Texta Colour drawing Welcome Ramadan

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

Pale pink long rectangle of knitting on needles hands at work

Zunaira 6C 3 pale pink knitting

Painting sunset yellow orange pink ombre sky palm tree sea

Tayla 6D 1 Painting sunset

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

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

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

Thanks,

Shell Menhennet

Watercolour pencil drawing colourful bunch of balloons

Zunaira 6C 1 Watercolour pencil drawing colourful bunch of balloons

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

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

oil pastel rainbow drawing with masked off areas using tape.

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

Colouring coloured pencils patterned turtle mindfulness

Stephanie 6C 2 Coloure pencils patterned turtle

Coloured pencil landscape Sunset over a mountain range

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

beach landscape

Adiya 6B 1

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

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

Aayan 6E 3

Naija 6E 1

Naija 6E 2

Aayan 6E 2

Aayan 6E 1

Elise 6B 1

stitched and stuffed hearts in felt baby pink and lime green

Elise 6B 2

Avocado character wiping it's brow

ELISE 6B 3

objects as characters serve of fries icecream piece of cake

Elise 6B 4

assorted objects as characters doughnut sundae ice cream cone

Elise 6B 5

Tyrell 6A 1

Emme 6D 1

Emme 6D 2

Darragh 6D 1

Darragh 6D 2

Charlotte 6D 7

Charlotte 6D 6

Charlotte 6D 5

Charlotte 6D 4

Charlotte 6D 3

Charlotte 6D 2

Charlotte 6D 1

Riley 6B 1

Charlee 6A 1

Charlee 6A 2

Charlee 6A 3

Charlee 6A 4

Charlee 6A 5

Charlee 6A 6

Charlee 6A 7

Tommy 6A artwork 2

Sithika 6B 1

 

August 8

PAINTED CDs

painted CD 6 2015

I had always wanted to do some sort of outdoor mural and Cambridge Primary School has so many boring blank walls that I had to come up with something.

coloured question marks

question marks

I decided on a CD tree after seeing these trees at inspirational Coburn PS in Melton, Victoria.  Mel and Kate, the incredible art teachers at Coburn PS, invited me over to their school (well, actually, I think I might have invited myself) to have a look at ALL their outdoor murals and they have done plenty of them!

painted CD tree at Coburn Primary School

painted CD tree at Coburn Primary School

They have mosaic murals,

mosaic mural Coburn PS 2014

mosaic mural Coburn PS 2014

clay tile murals,

clay tile mural Coburn Primary School 2014

clay tile mural Coburn Primary School 2014

painted bollards

painted bollards Coburn Primary School 2014

painted bollards Coburn Primary School 2014

and CD trees!

Painted CD tree 2 Coburn Primary School 2014

Painted CD tree 2 Coburn Primary School 2014

They are everywhere and add so much to the atmosphere in their play space. So much better than bare walls!

mosaic mural outdoor Coburn Primary School 2014

mosaic mural outdoor Coburn Primary School 2014

So I decided I would have a go at a CD tree. However, like most things I do, the idea seemed to get bigger and bigger. Which grade level would I do this with? Perhaps the 5s? Or maybe the 4s and the 5s? Well, if I was going to do it with the 4s and the 5s I might as well include the 6s and what about the 3s? So, of course, I am doing it with the whole school!!!!

That’s only 940+ CDs – aaaggghhhhh!!!

screaming woman

screaming woman

 

So there will definitely be more than one tree. Perhaps it will look a little bit like this? This is a CD tree mural from Reservoir West Primary School created by Max Darby.

painted CD tree mural Reservoir west Primary School

painted CD tree mural Reservoir west Primary School

And hopefully all the CDs will fit as tree foliage on the one wall! We’ll just have to wait and see.

Gabby and Mel, who teach Prep-2 Visual Arts, tackled their CDs and I tackled grades 3-6.

painted CDs 35 2015

painted CDs 35 2015

We used Viponds acrylic paint, which is deliciously bright and glossy, as recommended by Mel and Kate from Coburn Primary School, as it is suitable for outdoor murals and will last on the CDs. I was stunned when I realized that Viponds Paint is actually manufactured in Victoria, in North Coburg to be exact. Not all that far from where I grew up in Brunswick. It always feels good to support Victorian manufacturers! You can get it from Cavalier Art Supplies in Geelong or Zart Art in Box Hill.

Viponds artist acrylic paint

Viponds artist acrylic paint

It really is gorgeous paint and I discussed why we needed to use it with the students and the huge price difference between it and ordinary school acrylic paint. They were all very careful with it and, in fact, the grade 3-6 students used less paint than I actually thought they would.

painted CD 6 2015

painted CD 6 2015

I asked the students to paint a background colour on first, which was very quick with a fat brush. I had eight students fit around one painting table and then place their wet CD onto the painting rack which was now covered in newspaper so the CDs wouldn’t fall through the holes. As this was so quick and easy to do it was easily worked around all our other ongoing activities for each grade level.

painted CD 42 2015

painted CD 42 2015

The following week the students were given back their CD and, as we had done so much pattern work earlier in the year, I asked them to decorate their CD with pattern/s.

painted CD 56 2015

painted CD 56 2015

I was so impressed with the range of finished CDs and know they will look beautiful when the mural is finally put together. That’s job number 4,095,864,345 on my to do list!

painted CD 46 2015

painted CD 46 2015

And the Prep – 2 CDs are just as lovely as the 3 – 6 ones, as well as being strikingly different! I will share some of them when I grab some photos of them from Mel and Gabby.

painted CD 11 2015

painted CD 11 2015

And as for the CDs, I didn’t buy a single one! I just asked the Cambridge Primary School staff and community to clean out their DVD cupboards and their computer desks and send all their DEAD DISKS to me! DEAD being scratched, obsolete, not working, DVDs, CDs, game console disks, start up disks for 5 computers ago, can’t even remember where it came from disks, and we had more than 1000 in no time!

painted CD 1 2015

painted CD 1 2015

So I hope you have enjoyed looking at all these lovely painted CDs and I’ll be happy to share the next instalment of putting the mural together when it happens. I’m sure the students would appreciate it if you left them a comment.

painted CD 70 2015

Shell