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?

thinking emoji

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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 6

GRADE 5 WEEK 5 REMOTE LEARNING RECREATE FAMOUS ARTWORK 2020

YOUR FAMOUS ART WORK RECREATION IS DUE on MONDAY 11th MAY!

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 5 of remote learning already!

We are going to be doing a bit of Visual Arts learning around the topic of  recreating famous art works!

YOUR FAMOUS ART WORK RECREATION IS DUE on MONDAY 11th MAY!

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 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.

Have fun!

Mrs Menhennet

And here they are!

Mya 5C rec2

Mya 5C rec 3

Mya 5C rec 1

Mya 5C rec 4

Ethan 5E rec 1

Ethan 5E rec 2

Ethan 5E rec 3

Ethan 5E rec 4

Ethan 5E rec 5

Joy 5B rec

caleb 5E rec

Aashi 5A Art

Thinuli 5E rec

Ezekia 5A rec

Hannah Rose 5A rec

Isaac 5F rec

Sian 5E rec

Xavier 5E rec

Kim 5F rec

Kim 5F rec 3

Kim 5F rec2

Isaiah 5B rec

Theo 5F rec

mikayla %a rec

Marshall 5D rec

Inder 5E rec

Hugo 5D rec

 

Kahna 5D rec

zaina 5A rec

Heili 5E rec

yethmini 5E rec

Tiara 5A rec

Liam 5C rec 2

Kethan 5D rec 2?

Ryan 5B rec

Angel 5B rec

Aaron 5B rec

Rachel 5B rec

Ayham 5E rec

Liam 5C rec 1

Nathan 5E rec. jpeg

Nathan 5E rec

Rayhaan 5E rec

Helena 5D rec

Matthew 5D rec 3

Matthew 5D rec 2

Ebony 5D rec

Hashini 5B rec

Ahmed 5F rec

Alisha 5F rec

Chad 5D rec

Chad 5D 1

Cassidy 5B rec

Cassidy 5B rec c

Cassidy 5B rec b

Daniel 5A rec

Esha 5D rec

Ethan 5F rec

Eva 5C rec

Gimesha 5E rec

Holly 5A rec

Iluka-5E rec

Ishan 5C rec

Lenita 5C rec

Max 5E rec

Mia 5B rec a

Naomi 5C rec

Neil 5A rec

Rayyan 5D rec

Sanjana 5C rec

Cory 5B rec

Danial S 5B rec

Neha 5F rec

Sia 5 rec

Leah 5F rec

Shania 5B rec.jpeg

Naomi 5C rec

Naomi 5C rec

Alex 5F rec

Kaitlyn 5A rec .jpeg

Sanjana 5 rec

Arabhi 5D rec

Rayannah 5F rec

Shiann 5F rec

Abisha 5F rec

Simrat 5C rec

Ella 5F rec

Please leave a comment as my students love to read them!

May 6

GRADE 6 WEEK 5 REMOTE LEARNING RECREATE FAMOUS ARTWORK 2020

YOUR FAMOUS ART WORK RECREATION IS DUE on MONDAY 11th MAY!

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 5 of remote learning already!

We are going to be doing a bit of Visual Arts learning around the topic of  recreating famous art works!

YOUR FAMOUS ART WORK RECREATION IS DUE on MONDAY 11th MAY!

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 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.

Have fun!

Mrs Menhennet

Here they are!

Riley 6B rec 2

girl with a pearl earring in lego

Riley 6B girl with a pearl earring recreation in lego

Charlee 6A rec

Imran 6C rec

Justin 6D rec

Denis 6B rec

Aayan 6e

Emme 6D rec

Luna 6E rec 3

Luna 6E rec 2

Luna 6E rec 1

 

Natalie 6D rec

Kareem 6E rec

Yu Ning 6D rec

Aishmeen 6E rec

Bright bright sunlight Zunaira 6C rec

Darragh 6D rec

Elise Paul 6B Recreation

Jimmy 6D rec

Josh 6E rec

mackenzie 6C rec 2

Krishna 6C rec

Riya 6B rec

Ruby 6B 1

Ruby 6B rec

Scarlett 6E rec 1

Steph 6C rec

Khiem 6C

 

Naija 6E rec

Sasha 6E rec

 

nate 6A 1

nate 6A rec

Victoria 6C rec

Tommy 6A rec

Tayla 6D rec

jayani 6A rec

Jayani 6A rec 2

 

Scarlett 6E rec 2

Sithika 6B rec

Anik 6E rec

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harry 6A rec

Julia 6A rec

Zephyr 6E rec

Kurt 6A rec

Adiya 6B rec

Ayana 6C rec

Boston 6A rec

Chanara 6B rec

Charlotte 6D rec

HARRY 6A REC

Sonia 6A rec

Rhianna 6C rec

Brandon 6B rec

Charlie 6A rec

Maddison 6B rec

Lynk 6B rec

Maddison 6B rec

Kai 6E rec

Archan 6E rec

Sidrah 6A rec

Shreyan 6D rec.jpeg

Senuth 6D rec

Ryan 6D rec

Dylan 6E rec

Tyrell 6A rec

Krishna 6C rec

RANDA 6E rec

Adish 6E rec

Izhar 6E rec

Eugene 6A rec

 

Please leave a comment! My students all love it when you leave comments about their work!

 

October 3

ART SHOW POSTER

My students had an opportunity to draw up a poster for the Cambridge Primary School Art Show which will be on the 23rd ad 24th October – yes, just a few weeks away!!!!!

Here are the finalists!

I love the dotty lettering style on this one.

Art show poster drawing 8 2015

Art show poster drawing 8 2015

This one was huge and made by a beautiful pair of sisters showing off all their art skills. This photo just doesn’t do it justice.

Art show poster drawing 7 2015

Art show poster drawing 7 2015

More lovely lettering.

Art show poster drawing 6 2015

Art show poster drawing 6 2015

I love how this one has used the school logo.

Art show poster drawing 5 2015

Art show poster drawing 5 2015

And who doesn’t love glitter??? I certainly do! Well, I suppose Lucy, our wonderful cleaner, doesn’t like it much. And, as you can see, lot’s of it did end up on the hallway floor under where the posters were hanging on display.

Art show poster drawing 4 2015

Art show poster drawing 4 2015

And another with lovely lettering.

Art show poster drawing 3 2015

Art show poster drawing 3 2015

And how gorgeous is this parrot???

Art show poster drawing 1 2015

Art show poster drawing 1 2015And here is the

Drumroll please!

And the winner is, as decided by myself in conjunction with Ms Nadia Bettio, our Principal – Crystal!

Congratulations Crystal and Ms Bettio and I both thought your art show poster was amazing. And the fact that you drew ME so beautifully at the bottom of your poster was just the icing on the cake. It is a stunning drawing – well done!

Art show poster drawing 2 2015

Art show poster drawing 2 2015

I am looking forward to seeing your poster up around school and on the front of the art show program. And, apparently, your poster is going to be put on a giant sized board at the front of our school – whoo hoo1

I’ll take some extra photos and upload them when I get the chance! Well done everybody!

July 27

Grade 4 Picasso face paper collage

Grade 4 Picasso simple collage 2015 26

I am currently sitting at Aquapulse, the new aquatic centre in Hoppers Crossing, Victoria, typing this blog post. My 12 year old daughter Georgie and her friend Natalie are screaming down the giant waterslide as I type! I am sitting high up in the tiered seating area looking ridiculous, all rugged up for winter, with my laptop on my knee, while everyone else is strutting around in their bathersI This is all rather weird but such are the weekend pursuits of a hard working Primary Art Teacher!!! Multi tasking is my middle name!!!

aquapulse waterslide hoppers crossing victoria Australia

aquapulse waterslide hoppers crossing victoria Australia

I don’t know what Pablo Picasso himself would think of these face collages below but I just love them.

pablo Pixcasso Picture

Pablo Picasso Picture

picasso altar boy

picasso altar boy

Picasso Mother

Picasso Mother

 

First of all I showed the grade 4 students a range of portraits created by Pablo Picasso which I had on my Pinterest board, on the projector. I also had several Picasso portrait prints hanging up in the art room. The students happily discussed how interesting they were and how his portrait style had changed over time. Why do you think Pablo Picasso displaced so many facial features in his portraits? How does this make you  feel? What about his use of colour? A portrait is usually a likeness of another person. What does this say about the displacement of the facial features on these portraits? Well done Grade 4s for your fabulous discussions!

Picasso

Picasso

Picasso Dora Maar

Picasso Dora Maar

Picasso

Picasso

We also briefly looked at Weeping Woman as she is very famous in Melbourne as the National Gallery of Victoria owns her and she was stolen from the gallery in 1986. You can read more about that here.

Weeping Woman Picasso National Gallery of Victoria

Weeping Woman Picasso National Gallery of Victoria

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National Galery of Victoria water wall

National Galery of Victoria water wall

Anyway, after looking and discussing I explained to the students that they were going to be creating their own Picasso style collage. In the past I had done this activity with grade 4 and just got them to draw a Picasso-ish face and I had also done this activity using cut out facial features from magazines. Both times before the students had stated that drawing or putting the facial features into the wrong positions was extremely difficult to do.

Zart Art Face Pack Paper

Zart Art Face Pack Paper

This year I had discovered this paper on the Zart Art website and knew it would be perfect for this activity.

Grade 4 Picasso simple collage 2015 1

Grade 4 Picasso simple collage 2015 1

Grade 4 Picasso simple collage 2015 2

Grade 4 Picasso simple collage 2015 2

So the procedure was

  1. Collect A4 cartridge paper from the resource table.
  2. Draw a head and neck on the A4 paper nice and large. (What do we say – FILL THE SPACE!)
  3. Colour the face using oil pastels. Natural skin tones were optional and up to the individual artist.
  4. Select and cut out desired facial features carefully from Zart Art sheets (that had already been trimmed down into quarter of their A3 size – hey, I’m not silly! And don’t massacre twenty seven eyes just to get to the one you want in the middle of the sheet. Cut out carefully and place leftovers from sheet you are cutting back into the EYES plastic pocket so somebody else can use them! Yes, sometimes the instructions have to be this basic to protect the expensive materials!)
  5. How many facial features can you have? How many do you need? Why? “I want more than one mouth because my person talks a lot!” “I need to give my person 5 ears ’cause they always listen to gossip!”
  6. Glue your facial features into their displaced positions.
  7. Is your person bald? What are you going to do about hair?
  8. Cut out your person carefully and mount them on an A4 piece of coloured cover paper.
Grade 4 Picasso simple collage 2015 3

Grade 4 Picasso simple collage 2015 3

Grade 4 Picasso simple collage 2015 6

Grade 4 Picasso simple collage 2015 6

Most of the grade 4 students are now working on their next collage which is again based on Picasso’s portraits but A3 size, incorporating different types of cardboard to create (hopefully) layered facial features! I will write up a blog post on these when they are done.

Grade 4 Picasso simple collage 2015 4

Grade 4 Picasso simple collage 2015 4

Grade 4 Picasso simple collage 2015 19

Grade 4 Picasso simple collage 2015 19

Well, as already stated, I just love these and hope you do too.

Grade 4 Picasso simple collage 2015 23

Grade 4 Picasso simple collage 2015 23

Grade 4 Picasso simple collage 2015 31

Grade 4 Picasso simple collage 2015 31

Shell

September 29

MY AVATAR

It took me ages to get around to creating an avatar for myself that I could use on Edmodo for school, and on this blog, and other things. I made sure I gave myself a pointy chin where it used to be before those other chins moved in and hid it, and my new blue glasses!

And then I went and had a radical haircut and got my new BLUE HAIR!!!

So now I have to give my avatar BLUE HAIR – and it will probably take me another age to figure out how to do that!!!

 

May 1

Grade 1 Torn Tissue Me!

The grade 1’s did a self portrait each, earlier this year, and I think they are exquisite!

 There is something special about the torn tissue that allows the children to add such character to therir portraits. And one grade in poarticular had a fun time – we had been experiencing some particularly hot weather, so without thinking, I  switched the fans on high and the squeals of delight were deafening as about a squillion pieces of torn tissue paper took to the air in a whirling, swirling dancing rainbow!!!