August 26

GRADE 1 WEEK 8 TERM 3 REMOTE LEARNING 2020

 

GRADE 1 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 1  students are remote learning at home!

This week we are going to be doing some Visual Arts learning about PATTERN.

Last week you looked for PATTERNS around your house and then you drew them like this.

If you haven’t drawn your patterns yet go to the Grade 1 week 7 blog post for instructions.

This week I have a read aloud for you of Bronwyn Bancroft’s beautiful picture story book ‘Shapes of Australia’. It is full of  magnificent patterns and a feast for your eyes to devour!

 

READ ALONG WITH MRS MENHENNET PART 2

Oh that was just glorious to look at! All those wonderful Australian shapes decorated by author and illustrator Bronwyn Bancroft.

Now I have something special to show you. These are my new boots.

Yes, they have rainbows on them and yes, they are now called my ROY G BIV boots!

Do you like them?

 I LOVE them!

You currently have lots of PATTERN ideas in your head. Last week you looked all around your house searching for PATTERNS and this week you have looked at and listened to a beautiful story by Bronwyn Bancroft full of PATTERNS.

So let’s use all those PATTERN ideas floating around in your head. I want you to design a new pair of PATTERNED boots for me!

wow

Here is a drawing template of a boot that is similar to my ROY G BIV boots.

If you want to use this template you will have to copy it and then print it.

If you don’t have a printer available or you don’t want to print the template just draw up a large boot shape on a piece of paper and use that.

Will you cover the boot in one pattern or divide it up into sections and put different patterns in each section? What colours will you use?

 

I can’t wait to see what you come up with! I will make a folder called Visual Arts Week 8 on Class Dojo for your finished boot designs.

Have fun,

Mrs Menhennet

 

HERE ARE THE GRADE 1 PATTERN BOOTS!

Fiona 1G pattern boot 2020

Martha 1G pattern boot 2020

Aahil 1G pattern boot 2020

 

Aliya 1G pattern boot 2020

Atmika 1G pattern boot 2020

Enaya 1G pattern boot 2020

Aarushi 1G pattern boot 2020

George 1G pattern boot 2020

Reyansh 1G pattern boot 2020

Luis 1G pattern boot 2020

Riley 1G pattern boot 2020

Thomas 1G pattern boot 2020

Dylan 1G pattern boot 2020

Zacharry 1G pattern boot 3 2020

Emrys 1G pattern boot 2020

Mishca 1G pattern boot 2020

Vohan 1F pattern boot 2020

Jordan 1F pattern boot 2020

Dustin 1F pattern boot 2020

Zain 1F pattern boot 2020

Zane 1F pattern boot 2020

Saazdeep 1F pattern boot 2020

Chanelle 1F pattern boot 2020

Santi 1F pattern boot 2020

Raam 1F pattern boot 2020

Ashvath 1F pattern boot 2020

Natalie 21F pattern boot 2020

Anjali 1F pattern boot 2020

Akhila 1F pattern boot 2020

Connor 1F pattern boot 2020

Hadi 1F pattern boot 2020

Peyton 1F pattern boots 2020

Tata 1B pattern boot 2020

Bilal1D pattern boot 2020

Ricky 1D pattern boot 2020

Harper 1D pattern boots 2020

Divinity 1D pattern boots 2020

1D beiBei pattern boot 2020

April 1D pattern boot 2020

Harrison 1D pattern boot 2020

Blake 1D pattern boot 2020

Kiara 1D pattern boot 2020

Jon 1D pattern boot 2020

Ruvee 1D pattern boot 2020

Navitha 1D pattern boot 2020

Lewia 1D npattern boot 2020

Muhammad 1D pattern boot 2020

Josh 1D pattern boot 2020

Rithul 1D pattern boot 2020

Oscar 1E pattern boot 2020

Austin 1E pattern boot 2020

Ebony 1 E patern boot 2020

Aggam 1E pattern boots 2020

Riya 1E pattern boot 2020

Zimal 1E pattern boot 2020

Flynn 1E pattern boot 2020

Aydin 1E pattern boot 2020

iam 1E pattern boot 2020

Sage 1E pattern boot 2020

Sam 1E pattern boots 2020

May 15

HEIDE AT HOME CLAY CHALLENGE MAY 2020

The Heide Museum of Modern Art in Heidelberg, Victoria is currently running a clay challenge.

You need to use clay,

grade 1 clay 65

grade 1 clay 65

or plasticine, or playdoh and make an artwork inspired by one of the clay pieces from the Heide Collection.

John Perceval bowl with handle 1948

You photograph your work and then email it to Heide.

 

Merric Boyd bowl 1950

 

The link below will take you to the page on their website which has photos of their claywork to inspire you.

https://www.heide.com.au/heide-home-clay-challenge

 

John Perceval goblets

There is a category for under 18 claywork entries and over 18 claywork entries.

 

Melindas Harper stoneware vessel 2007

I think the challenge only goes until the end of May so you will have to check the details for dates on their website.

 

Stephen Benwell vase 1991

 

Good luck with your entry!

 

melinda Hrper ceramic 6 2005

 

Mirka Mora untitled plate 1967

 

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 5

TOGETHER IN ART KIDS COMPETITION

TOGETHER IN ART KIDS

The Art Gallery of NSW

and Australian Artist Del Kathryn Barton

invite students to submit an artwork reflecting their inner world.

Artworks submitted have a chance of being presented as part of an online Art Gallery of NSW exhibition!

If you want to participate entries close on 10th May 2020.

Further details below.

https://www.togetherinart.org/kids

April 2

GRADE 6 JOURNAL COVERS

For several years now I have been using a scrap book as a Visual Arts Journal for my students from grade 1-6. I know some art teachers prefer a fancier, more expensive, drawing book to use as an art journal but I have found a scrapbook that has almost cartridge quality paper in it for a scrapbook price, so that’s what I use.

I don’t send these Visual Arts journals home at the end of the year unless they are full. I only have my students now for one semester each year and they don’t get enough opportunity to use them and it is just a waste to send them home with only a few pages worked on. The students also like to look over old drafts and artworks and reflect, and giggle, about how much they have improved over time.

So at the start of each school year they work on a journal cover concept that is just for that year level and this makes the 800+ journals I store in the art room easily identifiable so they can be put away in the correct place if they get lost. The journal covers when complete are covered in clear contact (sticky backed plastic) to protect the student’s hard work. As they use the art journals for more than one year they just glue the new year cover on top of the old one.

 

This is the design brief for my grade 6 journal cover.

  • choose an A5 photocopied artwork (this year I had 20 different artworks to choose from)
  • choose an A4 piece of coloured cover paper for the background of your cover
  • each grade 6 journal cover must include your name and grade. This MUST be easy to read as although you are creating an artistic cover it still has to function as a cover!
  • each grade 6 journal cover must include an easy to read title, eg: Art/Art Journal/Art Book
  • the A5 colour photocopied art work must be altered in some way as part of your overall cover design, eg: cut it, tear it, draw on it, collage with it, etc

Why were there 20 artworks to choose from this year? Every year the choice grows as I add the current artist that we are looking at, this year it was MC Escher, and if any student asks for a particular artwork, I also add that to the list of those available. These were the choices for 2019.

Australian Art

  • Ghost Gums, Central Australia                    Albert Namatjira
  • Slumbering Sea, Mentone  1887                           Tom Roberts
  • Shearing the rams   1890                                       Tom Roberts
  • Angel   1988                                                              Deborah Halpern
  • Ship of fools  2011                                                   Deborah Halpern
  • Wings of life 2014                                                   Dave Behrens
  • Self Portrait    2013                                                 Dave Behrens

International Art

  • Broadway Boogie Woogie  1942-43                       Piet Mondrian
  •   The parakeet and the mermaid 1952                 Matisse
  • Mona Lisa                                                                  Leonardo da Vinci
  • The arrival of Spring in Woldgate 2011                David Hockney
  • Child with a dove   1901                                          Pablo Picasso
  • Weeping Woman   1937                                          Pablo Picasso
  • The Scream              1893                                         Edvard Munch
  • Sinbad the Sailor      1928                                        Paul Klee
  • Castle and sun           1928                                        Paul Klee
  • Sky and water 1          1938                                       MC Escher
  • Miradauro                   1958                                        MC Escher
  • The Starry Night        1889                                       Vincent Van Gogh
  • The Church at Auvers           1890                            Vincent Van Gogh

I am always blown away by the ideas the students come up with.

What do you think of these?

The students finish off with a self assessment rubric. They also assess the cover of a peer using the same rubric. If you would like a copy of this rubric please email me and I will send it to you.

Thanks for looking and a comment would be appreciated.

 

Shell Menhennet

July 19

Grade 4 Foot Zentangles

Grade 4 footangle 55 2015

As mentioned in my last post, I went a bit crazy with Zentangles at the start of this 2015 school year.

Grade 4 foot zentangle 25 2015

Grade 4 Foot zentangle 25 2015

These are the foot zentagles – and we shortened the name to footangles – that my grade 4 students did.

Grade 4 footangle 26 2015

Grade 4 footangle 26 2015

I had done this activity 20 years ago in the art room, way before Zentangles had even been invented, and it always went well.

Grade 4 footangle 56 2015

Grade 4 footangle 56 2015

The students started with taking off a sock and a shoe and getting a partner to trace around their foot and yes, in between their tickly toes, with a grey lead pencil, on A3 cartridge paper.

Grade 4 foot zentangle 13 2015

Grade 4 foot zentangle 13 2015

They then had to lift their foot and reposition it with their foot overlapping somewhere.

Grade 4 foot zentangle 8 2015

Grade 4 foot zentangleangle 8 2015

The tracing was repeated until their arrangement of traced feet looked balanced and enough. Their decision, not mine.

Grade 4 foot zentangle 11 2015

Grade 4 foot zentangle 11 2015

The partners then reversed positions and did it again so they were both ready to start drawing.

Grade 4 foot zentangle 5 2015

Grade 4 foot zentangle 5 2015

I suggested they do this with a partner so they would get a decent traced shape of their foot with their full weight on it, rather than leaning back and tracing their own. Plus, it was the start of a new school year so what better way to get to know a classmate better than getting up close and personal with their feet!!!

So after a giggly 20 minutes or so everyone was ready to start in on those patterns.

grade 4 foot zentangle drawing 2015

grade 4 foot zentangle drawing 2015

They had looked at patterns and amazing zentangles the week before and filled in at least 5 spaces on their own pattern ideas sheet of 20 squares that had been glued into their art journal, so they were all set to go.

Grade 4 footangle 47 2015

Grade 4 footangle 47 2015

These students were also the only year level I had done Zentangles with in 2014 when they produced a name tangle.

Grade 4 footangle 44 2015

Grade 4 footangle 44 2015

And when they were in Grade 2 we had looked at the brilliant pattern work of Queenland contemporary artist Dave Behrens.

Dave Behrens self portrait

Dave Behrens self portrait

 

Dave Behrens painting the spoken word

Dave Behrens painting the spoken word

Dave Behrens painting Crossroads

Dave Behrens painting Crossroads

So I was confident that the pattern work they did would be good, and I wasn’t disappointed.

Grade 4 foot zentangle 35 2015

Grade 4 foot zentangle 35 2015

So now it was time to forget they were feet at all but just look at their paper as being covered in random, organic shapes, all of which needed to be retraced with a thick black texta and then filled with a different pattern with a black fineliner.They weren’t allowed to repeat a pattern once it had been used.

Grade 4 foot zentangle 32 2015

Grade 4 foot zentangle 32 2015

When they were finished they then had to fill the background with stripes using warm or cool colours.

Grade 4 foot zentangle 37 2015

Grade 4 foot zentangle 37 2015

POSITIVES:

  • Students we re so proud of their finished work!
  • stunning pattern work
  • students were so encouraging and enthusiastic when we did our “studio walk” around the classroom to look at everybody else’s work

NEGATIVES:

  • Again I was way too ambitious with what I thought the students would be able to achieve over a few sessions However if they had used A4 paper the completed work wouldn’t have been nearly as impressive as there wouldn’t have been room for as many traced feet so less spaces to fill with pattern?!?!?
  • less children were certain about warm/cool colours than I thought
  • some students struggled to persevere to completion
  • I would definitely get the students to paint the backgrounds next time as coloured pencil or crayon backgrounds just dragged the work out even more. I cannot think why I didn’t get them to do this anyway?!?!?

Thanks for looking and I’m sure the Grade 4 students would love it if you left a comment,

Shell

December 5

GRADE 2 DAVE BEHRENS INSPIRED DETAILED DRAWINGS AT THE CAMBRIDGE PRIMARY SCHOOL ART SHOW

 

As mentioned in previous posts, the Grade 2 children were inspired by the work of Queensland artist Dave Behrens. We looked at his website on the projection screen and even watched a video of him in his workshop.

 

The children were itching to get started after looking at the amazing squiggles, lines and symbols that go together to make Dave Behrens amazing paintings.

 

We started off small with each child decorating a rectangle to add to a whole grade piece of work.

 

They then chose a template to trace from a heart, a circle or a person. Some children found looking at the whole empty shape daunting so they used rulers to break the space up into sections to fill.

 

They were so proud of their work when it was finished and they looked terrific displayed together at the Art Show.

November 19

ART SHOW 2013 GRADE 1 THE COAT DRAWINGS

These photos are of the hall display I did earlier and the drawings mounted and on display at the Cambridge Primary School Art Show.

I read THE COAT by Julie Hunt to the Grade 1 children as part of celebrating the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book Week in the Art Room. They were mesmerised by the story and the illustrations, by Ron Brooks, are divine. Ron Brooks illustrated The BUNYIP OF BERKLEY”S CREEK as well as lots of other Australian children’s titles. Thhis book went on to deservedlywin Australian Picture Book of the Year 2013!

 

After immersing themselves in the story and having a great discussion about the fabulous illustrations we talked a bit about how fantastic it would be to fly through the sky in a magical coat. The children then drew their own head and neck onto a coat shape I provided them with. They could decorate the coat in any way they liked and they were so excited to add some sequins to it as well! Such a simple thing but they just thought it was so special! I love the picture below with the flying ponytail!

The next step was to cut their coat drawing out very carefully, ensuring they didn’t hack off the head or the feet, and put it aside to start the background. Drawing from a bird’s eye (or a person flying in a magical coat) point of view is tricky when you are in Grade 1.

 We looked at photos and maps and drawings I found on pinterest and google for inspiration, we talked about what they would see if they flew over their house, or the school, or the MCG (the Melbourne Cricket Ground, an iconic Melbourne institution, where footy and cricket are played, and other events held, in our sports mad Capital city, so it was familiar to most of the children) and most of the children seemed to be able to articulate what they would see and what it would look like when they drew it. I love that you look at the back of his headas he is flying in the drawing below!

 I have to admit, when it came to the execution it was really tricky. Some of them started out with a bird’s eye view but then as they found something tricky to draw they would revert to a straight on aspect. Some of them just drew a picture from a straight on, normal view from the start, even if it was very detailed.

But boy, when they GOT IT, wow, they well and truly GOT IT!!!

 

I am so proud of all their attempts as nearly all the children said they thought they were the best drawings they had ever done!