April 23


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.

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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








More ideas are here on my Pinterest board.


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


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








Have fun,

Mrs Menhennet

And here they are!

Mya 5C rec

Hemish 5F rec

ZAck 5C rec


      1. shelleymenhennet (Post author)

        Did you try to email me Cassidy?
        If you did then it didn’t work.
        from Mrs Menhennet

  1. Cassidy

    Do you mind if i just use messages and message it to you? I don’t really know how to email ._.

    1. shelleymenhennet (Post author)

      Hi Cassidy,
      Is there anyone at home that can help you to send an email?
      When you say that you want to message me, on which platform do you wish to message me?
      Are you in contact with Ms Cassai? Can you send your artwork photo to Ms Cassai and ask her to email it to me?
      Mrs Menhennet

  2. Haarysh

    This is Haarysh form 5D,
    I have sent you my parody work via email. Can you check whether you have received it or not.

    1. shelleymenhennet (Post author)

      Hi Haarysh,
      I’m trying to double check everything today.
      I’ll check and let you know.
      from Mrs Menhennet

    2. shelleymenhennet (Post author)

      Hi Haarysh,
      I have gone all the way back through my emails to the 1st may and I can’t find anything with your name ion it.
      I do have 3 students who have sent me artworks and I don’t know who they are as they haven’t used their names!!!
      They are Gameplay Gamer, Blad3z Burner and Phantom Wolf Gaming.
      Are any of those 3 you?
      If not, I am afraid I have not received your Famous Artwork Recreation and you will need to email it to me again!
      Thanks from Mrs Menhennet

  3. Abisha Kabir

    Hi Mrs menhennet this is Abisha from 5F I still haven’t done this neither the hexagon project because I don’t no what person to do and I can’t find the hexagon paper

    1. shelleymenhennet (Post author)

      Hi Abisha,
      There is a link on the week 8 blogpost that will take you to a hexagon you can print.
      Or if you are attending school this week I have a hexagon shape already printed, just see me in the art room.
      Choose an artwork that you would like to recreate by looking at what the other students have already done to give you some ideas.
      Go to the grade 5 week 5 and grade 6 week 5 blogposts.
      Stay safe,
      Mrs Menhennet


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