August 26

GRADE 2 WEEK 8 TERM 3 REMOTE LEARNING 2020

 

GRADE 2 WEEK 8 TERM 3

REMOTE LEARNING 2020

31st August 2020 – 7th September 2020

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This is week 8 of Term 3 2020 and all my Grade 2  students are remote learning at home!

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

Last week I asked you to have a go at doing some PAPER WEAVING like this.

The blue and white WEAVING above was done by Shaurya from 2E and the brown and blue WEAVING, making excellent use of some magazine pages, was done by Siddharth 2D.

If you didn’t do your PAPER WEAVING last week you will need to go to the blog post for Grade 2 Week 7 for instructions.

Here is a story about weaving called ‘The Goat in the rug’ by Geraldine.

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Wow! Geraldine was the name of the goat and she told the wonderful story about her owner weaving a rug from her wool.

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Even though Glenmae was weaving a very big rug she was still going over and under with the wool just like you do when you are paper weaving.

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Paper weaving is a skill and you need to practice to improve your weaving skill.

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So this week I want you to have another go at paper weaving.

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BUT when you finish this week I want you to add something to your weaving to turn it into something else.

So you might turn it into a cow!

 

Or you might turn it into a crocodile!

 

Or you might turn it into a rocket!

Or you might turn it into a fancy quilt for a fancy bed!

 

Use your imagination and see what you can come up with!

And you might have some big paper bags at home that have been used to deliver shopping or take away to your house while you have been in lock down. The sides of a large paper bag are fantastic to weave through. You might like to try paper bag weaving instead.

I can’t wait to see what you come up with. I will create an assignment on Edmodo called Visual Arts week 8 that you can attach your finished week 8 weaving to.

And if you need to watch the videos from last week to remind you how to do paper weaving then just go back to the Grade 2 Week 7 blog post. You will find it in the Recent blog posts list in the side bar.

Have fun,

Mrs Menhennet

Here is the student work from grade 2 2020.

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

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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!

 

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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!

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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

August 26

GRADE PREP WEEK 8 TERM 3 REMOTE LEARNING 2020

 

GRADE PREP 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 Prep  students are remote learning at home!

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

Here is a song about all sorts of lines.

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Wow! What a fantastic song about lines!

Last week you drew all sorts of lines.  If you haven’t drawn your lines for last week yet you will need to go back to the Grade Prep week 7 blog post for your instructions.

This week we are going to do something a little bit different,

You will need a piece of paper. Any sort of paper will do.

You can use pencils,

or crayons,

or textas.

I want you to draw a star somewhere on your paper. I know stars can be tricky to draw but try your best.

When you have drawn your star I want you to draw a VERTICAL LINE joined to the bottom of the star. You have now drawn a magic wand!

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You are now going to draw all the magic streaming out of your magic wand using all different sorts of LINESCURVED LINES, WAVY LINES, ZIG ZAG LINES all the different sorts of LINES you can think of.

Make sure you use lots of different colours and LINES and you fill up your paper with all the magic! Don’t forget DOTTED LINES and SWIRLY, CURLY LINES!

I can’t wait to see these magic wands with their magic streaming out all over the place! I will put a folder on Class Dojo and Seesaw Called Visual Arts week 8 for your finished magical wand drawings.

Have fun,

from Mrs Menhennet

Here are the Prep 2020 magic wands!

Oren PA magic wand

Sophia PA magic wand 2020

Peyton PA magic wand 2020

Sashane PA magic wand 2020

Rayan PA magic wand 2020

Elaine PA magic wand 2020

Safniya PA Magic wand 2020

Amelia PA magic wand 2020

Srihan PA magic wand 2020

Max PA magic wand 2020

Vihaan PC Magic Wand 2020

Melissa PC magic wand 2020

SSofia PC magic wand 2020

Daniel PC mGIC WAND 2020

Evie PC magic wand 2020

Hayley PC magic wand 2020

Tianna PC magic wand 2020

Wilson PC magic wand 2020

Rubi PC magic wand 2020

Emily PC magic wand 2020

Sam PC Magic wand 2020

Ariz PE magic wand 2020

Ariz PE magic wand 2020

T Jay E magic wand 2020

Myra PE magic wand 2020

Vani PE magic wand 2020

Faria PE magic wand 2020

Isaac PE magic wand 2020

Erin PE magic wand 2020

Maanav PE magic wand 2020

Francis PE magic wand 2020

Akeesha PE magic wand 2020

Saad PE Magic Wand 2020

Jessica PE Magic Wand 2020

Likhita PE Magic Wand 2020

 

 

August 19

GRADE 2 WEEK 7 TERM 3 REMOTE LEARNING 2020

 

GRADE 2 WEEK 7 TERM 3

REMOTE LEARNING 2020

24th August 2020 – 28th August 2020

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This is week 7 of Term 3 2020 and all my Grade 2  students are remote learning at home!

 

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

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I have a few videos for you to watch about paper weaving.

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This first video has been made by a teacher called Mr Wedge.

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Here is a link to Mr Wedge’s youtube channel in case you want to watch any more of his art teacher videos.

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In the video above Mr Wedge folds and cuts his paper without drawing or ruling any lines on it.

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If you would prefer to cut along some printed lines I have made a paper weaving loom template for you.

 

You will need to copy and print the template to use it.

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You don’t have to print the template. I have provided it for you if you feel you want to use it but you don’t have to.

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You can use whatever paper you have at home. If we were working in the art room I would give you coloured cover paper to use, like Mr Wedge has used in his video, as it is a little bit stronger than photocopy paper.

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Remember this is PAPER weaving and PAPER tears very easily.

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But, like I said,  you can use whatever paper you have at home.

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The front cover of an old magazine would make a terrific paper weaving loom as it would be much stronger than photocopy paper. It would also make an interesting piece of weaving because the loom itself would be multicoloured.

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The side of an empty cereal box would also make a strong weaving loom as it would be made of thin cardboard.

 

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You also need to cut some long strips of paper to weave with.

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They need to be as long as the weaving loom is wide. If they are longer and hang out the sides that doesn’t matter. They can be trimmed off later. If they are too short and don’t reach all the way across the weaving loom, your weaving will have gaps in it!

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Again, it doesn’t really matter what type of paper that you use for your weaving strips but coloured or patterned paper will make your weaving look more interesting. Just make sure the strips are long enough to go right across your weaving loom.

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Here is a video of me working in the art room at Cambridge Primary School with some grade 2 students teaching them how to do paper weaving. They are using a different paper template to the template I have put on this blog but that doesn’t matter. The way you weave is still the same.

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 The paper weaving video 2 and 3 show you how to finish off your paper weaving with a glue stick. There are 2 videos on how to finish as the filming was interrupted by students knocking on the classroom door as a student was filming me on my Ipad!

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So, now you have watched these videos I would love for you to have a go at doing some paper weaving.

I will make a folder on Edmodo for you to upload your paper weaving so I can look at it.

Your Specialists Rich Task was due at the end of last week. If you need the instructions for the Rich Task you can find them on the Week 5 blog post. If you can’t find the Week 5 blog post there is a link to it in the sidebar of the blog in the section called Recent Blog Posts.

 

 You also need to ensure you have submitted any other work for your  Specialist teachers that is evidence of your participation in remote learning, into the correct place.

If you enjoyed the videos or want to tell me anything else you can always post a comment at the end of this blog post.

If you don’t know how to post a comment I gave you instructions on how to do this on the week 5 blog post.

Have fun,

from Mrs Menhennet

HERE IS THE GRADE 2 PAPER WEAVING!

 

Lena 2D paper weaving 2020

Lena 2D paper weaving 2020

Isalai 2 E paper weaving 2020

Stella 2D paper weaving 2020

Ruhi 2D paper weaving 2020

Luke 2D paper weaving 2020

Krishika 2E paper weaving 2020

Rithvik 2E paper weaving 2020

Izabella 2D paper weaving 2020

Sidharth 2d paper weaving 2020

Alyxa 2E paper weaving 2020

Sophia 2D paper weaving 2020

Emily 2D paper weaving 2020

Shaurya 2e paper weaving 2020

Alyxa 2E paper weaving 2020

August 19

GRADE PREP WEEK 7 TERM 3 REMOTE LEARNING 2020

 

GRADE PREP WEEK 7 TERM 3

REMOTE LEARNING 2020

24th August 2020 – 28th August 2020

READ ALONG WITH MRS MENHENNET PART 1!

 

This is week 7 of Term 3 2020 and all my Grade PREP students are remote learning at home!

 

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

Here is a story about all sorts of lines. It is called “Lines that wiggle.”

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What an amazing book. I hope you enjoyed the story. There are all sorts of lines everywhere we look.

In this next video a teacher draws all sorts of lines on a piece of paper.

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Now I want you to do a drawing showing me all the different sorts of lines you can draw.

You will need a piece of paper. Any sort of paper will do.

You can use pencils,

or crayons,

or textas.

 

At the end of the video the teacher asked you to do a drawing of all different lines after tracing your hand. You can do that or you can do the drawing she did at the start with all the different lines in rows.

You can choose how you do your drawing. Just make sure it is covered with all sorts of different lines. I also want you to  FILL UP THE SPACE on your paper with all the different lines that you draw.

 

I will put a folder on Class Dojo or Seesaw for you to put your Week 7 line drawing in.

Your Specialists Rich Task was due at the end of last week. If you need the instructions for the Rich Task you can find them on the Week 5 blog post. If you can’t find the Week 5 blog post there is a link to it in the sidebar of the blog in the section called Recent Blog Posts.

 You also need to ensure you have submitted any other work for your  Specialist teachers that is evidence of your participation in remote learning, into the correct place.

If you enjoyed drawing different sorts of lines or want to tell me anything else you can always post a comment at the end of this blog post.

If you don’t know how to post a comment I gave you instructions on how to do this on the week 5 blog post.

Have fun drawing different lines,

from Mrs Menhennet

Here are the Prep 2020 line drawings.

Thisuka Prep A drawing lines 2020

August 12

GRADE PREP WEEK 6 TERM 3 REMOTE LEARNING 2020

 

GRADE PREP WEEK 6 TERM 3

REMOTE LEARNING 2020

17th August 2020 – 21st August 2020

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This is week 6 of Term 3 2020 and all my Prep students are remote learning at home!

 

This is week 6 and your Specialists Rich Task is due at the end of this week. If you need the instructions for the Rich Task you can find them on the Week 5 blog post. If you can’t find the Week 5 blog post there is a link to it in the sidebar of the blog in the section called Recent Blog Posts.

Please upload your Rich Task into the correct Dojo or Seesaw folder. You also need to ensure you have submitted any other work for your  Specialist teachers that is evidence of your participation in remote learning, into the correct place.

 The Visual Arts Self Portraits from Week 2 and Week 3 should be in their folders.

If you have already completed your rich task and uploaded all of your Specialist work here is a beautiful story for you to enjoy. It is called BEAUTIFUL OOPS by Barney Saltzberg.

 

 

Barney Saltzberg is a very clever author and illustrator. Here is a video of him talking to some students at school.

 

 

If you enjoyed the story or want to tell me anything else you can always post a comment at the end of this blog post.

If you don’t know how to post a comment I gave you instructions on how to do this last week.

Have fun,

from Mrs Menhennet

Grade Prep Rich Task 2020

 

August 5

GRADE PREP WEEK 5 TERM 3 REMOTE LEARNING 2020

 

GRADE PREP WEEK 5 TERM 3

REMOTE LEARNING 2020

10th August 2020 – 14th August 2020

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

 

This is week 5 of Term 3 2020 and all my Prep students are remote learning at home!

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

In week 2 I asked you to draw a self portrait after watching a video.

In week 3 I asked you to draw a monochromatic self portrait after watching another video.

I have made folders on your grade’s Class Dojo  or Seesaw page for you to upload photos of your self portraits for Week 2 and Week 3. These photos are evidence that you have completed this work.

Here are the instructions for the Prep Specialists Rich Task.

If you have already completed your Specialists Rich Task you can skip this bit. On the audio file you can press the fast forward button.

This Rich Task will require some thinking and some organising. You will need time to complete it. So the Grade Prep Rich Task should be uploaded to your grade’s Class Dojo or Seesaw folder or portfolio by the end of WEEK 6!

For this Prep Specialists Rich Task, you will need to create a self portrait using “stuff” from around your house. 

NO DRAWING!

Label your facial features in English and Italian.

You also need to create an animal face.

NO DRAWING!

Label the facial features of the animal in Italian and English.

Photograph your self portrait and your animal face using your device.

How will you complete this self portrait and animal face without drawing?

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What will you use to create this rich task?

 

You will be using things that you already have at home.

 You have lots of CHOICE with how you create your self portrait and animal face.

Perhaps you will create your self portrait with counters or blocks

or  with lego

 

or with stuff from the kitchen cupboard

or cut pieces of paper

or paper plates

or wool or string

or fabric scraps

or playdoh and pasta

or stuff out of the laundry basket

 

or you could use some of these things

or all of these things

or something I haven’t even listed!

You could even use yourself as part of a huge self portrait like this person!

I am giving you lots and lots and lots of choice 

in how you create your rich task

I am NOT telling you to go out and buy new art materials or things to use!

NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO!

You need to THINK about what you already have at HOME and HOW you can use it.

 

Now STOP!

Before you start running around your house like a crazy person collecting objects let’s think about this.

I do not want you touching any objects that don’t belong to you without permission.

 

I also want you to know and understand that all good artists clean up after themselves.

So, every single thing that you use in your rich task has to be put away properly and correctly after you have finished photographing it.

I cannot wait to see what you create!

Here is a story for you to enjoy. This is ‘The skin you live in’ by Michael Tyler.

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Your VISUAL ARTS TASK FOR WEEK 5 is to write a comment on my blog about the story.

It is easy to write a comment on my blog. Don’t forget to use capital letters and full stops.

At the end of this blog post you will find a section titled,

LEAVE A COMMENT (or add a comment if nobody else has written one yet!)

Under that is a large box in which you type your comment. It looks like this. You can’t write in this one, Silly. You have to use the box at the bottom of this post.

After you have written your comment there is an anti spam box. The anti spam box is there to prove you are a real person not just a computer bot generating random comments. You need to copy the text from the anti spam box into the other box, just like in the photo below.

 

Then you type your name into the name box. Don’t forget to tell me which grade you are in.

In the next box you type your email address. If you don’t have an email address then you can ask someone from your family if you can use their email address.

Click on the little square at the bottom and you will get an email when I write the reply to your comment.

Finally click on the button that says POST COMMENT and you will have successfully written a comment.

Congratulations. You have just written and posted a comment on the Back Art Room Blog!

 

You have until the end of week 6 to upload your rich task,

 

Have fun,

Mrs Menhennet

July 29

GRADE 2 WEEK 4 TERM 3 REMOTE LEARNING 2020

GRADE 2 WEEK 4 TERM 3

REMOTE LEARNING 2020

3rd August 2020 – 7th August 2020

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Hello to all my Grade 2 students from Cambridge Primary School and whoever else might be reading this post.

This is week 4 of Term 3 2020 and all my Grade 2 students are remote learning at home!

We are going to be doing a bit of Visual Arts learning about the English artist David Hockney and his paintings of water and swimming pools!

  • For students to explore the artworks of English artist David Hockney.

  • For students to experiment and explore drawing  their body moving in water.

  • To introduce the instructions for the Specialist Rich Task.

  • To revise the audio function on my blog post.

  • To read along with Mrs Menhennet as she reads the blog post aloud.

 

  • I can view and think about the artworks of David Hockney.

  • I can experiment and explore drawing my body moving in water.

  • I understand the instructions for the Specialist Rich Task.

  • I can play the audio function  on the blog post and read along with Mrs Menhennet.

Let’s get started!

In Week 2 I asked you to draw yourself swimming in water.

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 64

Last week (week 3) I asked you to draw yourself swimming in water again but I wanted you to try to improve on your drawing from week 2.

 

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 42

Some artists might have improved the way they drew hair moving in water or put bends in elbows or knees. I have made folders on your grade’s edmodo page for you to upload photos of your drawings for Week 2 and Week 3. These photos are evidence that you have completed this work.

Here are the Instructions for the Specialists Rich Task.

This Rich Task will require some thinking and some organising. You will need lots of time to complete it. So the Grade 2 Rich Task should be uploaded to your grade’s Edmodo folder by the end of WEEK 6!

For this Specialists Rich Task you will  –

CREATE YOURSELF SWIMMING IN WATER.

  • How does the water and the motion of swimming affect your body?

  • How does the water and motion of swimming affect your hair?

  • How will you create the water?

  • Label the body parts of yourself in Italian and English.

  • Find out what the word for water is in Italian.

  • Use digital technologies to enhance your work. You might use a creative app or take photos of your rich task as you create it or make a video explaining how you created your rich task, etc, etc.

  • What will you use to create this artwork?

For the last two weeks you might have used pencils or crayons or textas to PRACTICE drawing yourself swimming in water.

Now, in creating this Rich Task, you need to think about what else you might use to create yourself swimming in water.

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In the past, in the art room, my students have created themselves swimming in water like this.

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 1This artwork involved  –

  • Using colourful oil pastels to create their body swimming in water. Don’t forget your bathers!

  • Drawing their swimming body nice and large to fill the space on the paper. (If I wanted you to draw your swimming body really, really small I would tell you to create your art work on a tiny post it note!) DRAW BIG!

  • Using white oil pastel to draw wiggly lines in the water.

  • Using a blue wash of paint (blue paint or blue food dye with water in it) to paint over the white wiggly oil pastel lines.

  • Drawing or painting water is a challenge. The water is always moving. There are reflections in the water. The water moves and distorts the image of whatever is under the water. The water moves and distorts the image it is reflecting.

In this time of remote learning, as artists,  we are not working in the art room.

In this time of remote learning, as artists, we all have to adapt  and change to creating at home.

So you won’t be able to create your body swimming in water in exactly the same way that it has been made before.  And that really doesn’t matter. You will all be brilliantly creative artists at home!

So I am giving you  lots of CHOICE with how you create yourself swimming in water. I also want you to USE MORE THAN ONE ART MATERIAL OR WAY OF CREATING when you are making your rich task.

So perhaps you will draw with oil pastels

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 2

or watercolour pencils

or textas smudged with a wet  brush

or paint with a sponge

or paint with scrunched up newspaper 

will you use watercolour paint

or watered down food colouring

or use play doh

or make your own play doh or 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 a drawing or painting app on your ipad

or cut plain or patterned paper

or tear plain or patterned paper

or use scrap cardboard

or stuff out of the laundry basket

or other stuff

or some of those things

or all of those things

or something I haven’t even listed!

I am giving you lots and lots and lots of choice

in how you create your rich task

I am NOT telling you to go out and buy new art materials to use!

NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO!

You need to THINK about what you already have at HOME and HOW you can use it.

 

Don’t forget to ask permission to pull stuff out of cupboards to use, or to make salt dough, or things like that.

And because this is a rich task you also need to

  • Label the body parts of yourself in Italian and English.

  • Find out what the word for water is in Italian.

  • Use digital technologies to enhance your work. You might use a creative app or take photos of your rich task as you create it or make a video explaining how you created your rich task, etc, etc.

· And, of course, tidy up after you have created!!!

I cannot wait to see your rich tasks inspired by David Hockney’s swimming paintings!

 

So for inspiration, before you get working, let’s look again at some of those paintings by David Hockney of swimming bodies in water.

 

All the swimmers in David Hockney’s paintings above have bent knees and bent arms. Bent knees and bent arms will help your body look like it is moving.

 

This is one of David Hockney’s Ipad drawings of a rainy night.

 

David Hockney was asked to design posters for the Olympic Games in Munich in 1972. This is his beautiful artwork called the Diver. Look how he painted the water and the diver’s reflection!

 

Did you know David Hockney was  asked to paint a real swimming pool?

 

 

It is a massive swimming pool at a big hotel in California, in the USA.

These are swimming bodies that have been created by Cambridge Primary School students as well as some swimming photos at the end of the blog post.

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You have until the end of week 6 to upload your rich task,

Have fun,

Mrs Menhennet

July 29

GRADE 1 WEEK 4 TERM 3 REMOTE LEARNING 2020

GRADE 1 WEEK 4 TERM 3

REMOTE LEARNING 2020

READ ALONG WITH MRS MENHENNET!

3rd August 2020 – 7th August 2020

Hello to all my Grade 1 students from Cambridge Primary School and whoever else might be reading this post.

This is week 4 of Term 3 2020 and all my Grade 1 students are remote learning at home!

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

 

  •  To revise the order of the colours of the rainbow.

  • To read along with Mrs Menhennet as she reads the blog post aloud.

  • To introduce the instructions for the Specialists Rich Task.

  • I know the order of the colours in the rainbow.

  • I can play the audio function  on the blog post and read along with Mrs Menhennet.

  • I understand the instructions for the Specialist Rich Task.

    Let’s get started!

In Week 2 I asked you to draw a rainbow scene including the colours of the rainbow in order.

Last week (week 3) I asked you to create a rainbow from found objects.

 

I have made folders on your grade’s Class Dojo page for you to upload photos of your creations for Week 2 and Week 3. These photos are evidence that you have completed this work.

Here are the Instructions for the Specialists Rich Task.

This Rich Task will require some thinking and some organising. You will need lots of time to complete it. So the Grade 1 Rich Task should be uploaded to your grade’s ClassDojo portfolio by the end of WEEK 6!

 

For this Grade 1 Specialists Rich task, you will create a character called ROY.G.BIV.

ROY G BIV needs to have a body.

A part of  ROY.G.BIV’s body must be in RAINBOW ORDER like his name.

ROY.G.BIV’s body also needs to include at least one PATTERN

You need to label ROY.G.BIV’s body  in Italian and English.

What is  ROY.G.BIV’s  name in Italian?

Use digital technology to enhance your rich task. You might use Keynote or another creative app or other digital tools you know how to use. You might photograph or video your rich task as you create it.

What will you use to create this rich task?

In the past, in the art room, my students have created ROY G BIV like this.

This artwork involved  –

  • Drawing a large face for ROY G BIV

  • Using coloured strips of paper for his hair in ROY G BIV order

He has also been created like this.

This artwork involved  –

  • Drawing a LARGE head, neck and shoulders for ROY G BIV to fill the space on the paper. (If I wanted you to draw ROY G BIV really small I would tell you to create your rich task on a tiny post it note!) DRAW BIG!

  • Using coloured strips of paper for his hair in ROY G BIV order

  • painting different parts of his body in particular colours

  • cutting out his mouth and giving him a colourful tongue

In this time of remote learning, as artists,  we are not working in the art room.

In this time of remote learning, as artists, we all have to adapt  and change to creating at home.

So you won’t be able to create your ROY G BIV in exactly the same way that it has been made before.  And that really doesn’t matter. You will all be brilliantly creative artists at home!

So I am giving you  lots of CHOICE with how you create your ROY G BIV.

So perhaps you will draw with oil pastels or pencils or textas or crayons

or paint with a brush

or paint with  sponges

 

or print with objects

or paint with watered down food colouring

or use play doh

or make your own play doh or 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 a drawing or painting app on your ipad

 

or cut plain or patterned paper

or use torn, plain or patterned paper

 

 or scrap cardboard

 

or stuff out of the laundry basket

or use lego

or make Roy G Biv out of rainbow cupcakes

 

and what about the found object rainbow from last week?

Perhaps your found object rainbow could be ROY G BIV’s body? You could add more objects to create a head, legs, arms, hands, feet and create a found object ROY G BIV?

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Imagine if the artworks below were created in rainbow colours?

So you could use some of these things

or all of these things

or something I haven’t even listed!

I am giving you lots and lots and lots of choice

in how you create your rich task

I am NOT telling you to go out and buy new art materials to use!

NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO!

You need to THINK about what you already have at HOME and HOW you can use it.

 

Don’t forget to ask permission to pull stuff out of cupboards to use, or to make salt dough, or things like that.

· And, of course, tidy up after you have created!!!

I cannot wait to see your ROY G BIV rich task!

 

 So before you get started I think we should sing the ROY G BIV song together. I hope I can hear you!

 

Have fun,

Mrs Menhennet

 

July 29

GRADE PREP WEEK 4 TERM 3 REMOTE LEARNING 2020

GRADE PREP WEEK 4 TERM 3

REMOTE LEARNING 2020

3rd August 2020 – 7th August 2020

READ ALONG WITH MRS MENHENNET!

 

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

This is week 4 of Term 3 2020 and all my Prep students are remote learning at home!

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

In week 2 I asked you to draw a self portrait after watching a video.

And last week (week 3) I asked you to draw a monochromatic self portrait after watching another video.

I have made folders on your grade’s Class Dojo  or Seesaw page for you to upload photos of your self portraits for Week 2 and Week 3. These photos are evidence that you have completed this work.

Here are the instructions for the Prep Specialists Rich Task.

This Rich Task will require some thinking and some organising. You will need time to complete it. So the Grade Prep Rich Task should be uploaded to your grade’s ClassDojo or Seesaw folder or portfolio by the end of WEEK 6!

For this Prep Specialists Rich Task, you will need to create a self portrait using “stuff” from around your house. 

NO DRAWING!

Label your facial features in English and Italian.

You also need to create an animal face.

NO DRAWING!

Label the facial features of the animal in Italian and English.

Photograph your self portrait and your animal face using your device.

How will you complete this self portrait and animal face without drawing?

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What will you use to create this rich task?

 

You will be using things that you already have at home.

 You have lots of CHOICE with how you create your self portrait and animal face.

Perhaps you will create your self portrait with counters or blocks

or  with lego

 

or with stuff from the kitchen cupboard

or cut pieces of paper

or paper plates

or wool or string

or fabric scraps

or playdoh and pasta

or stuff out of the laundry basket

 

or you could use some of these things

or all of these things

or something I haven’t even listed!

You could even use yourself as part of a huge self portrait like this person!

I am giving you lots and lots and lots of choice 

in how you create your rich task

I am NOT telling you to go out and buy new art materials or things to use!

NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO!

You need to THINK about what you already have at HOME and HOW you can use it.

 

Now STOP!

Before you start running around your house like a crazy person collecting objects let’s think about this.

I do not want you touching any objects that don’t belong to you without permission.

 

I also want you to know and understand that all good artists clean up after themselves.

So, every single thing that you use in your rich task has to be put away properly and correctly after you have finished photographing it.

I cannot wait to see what you create!.

 

Have fun,

Mrs Menhennet