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 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!

 

May 6

ENRICHMENT GRADE WEEK 5 REMOTE LEARNING RECREATE FAMOUS ARTWORK 2020

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

Hello to all my Enrichment Grade 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!

Andrei E rec 1

Avik E rec

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rohan E rec

Dinali E rec

Xander E rec

Thanav E rec

Melisa E rec

senara E rec 2

Phong E rec

Mahesha E rec

Senara E rec 3

Prama E rec 2

Prama E rec

Aiden E rec

Aiden E rec 2

Syakir E rec

Senaya E rec

Senara E rec4

Senara E photo

Maanya E rec

Areeb E rec

Raj E rec

Iaaya E rec

Emily E rec

Micah E rec

Sid E rec

Rayan E re

Rohan E rec

Eelaf E rec

Areeb E rec

Dhairya E rec

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.

October 3

GRADE 2 CLAY SNAKES

 

The Grade 2 children made snakes to celebrate it being the Chinese Year of the Snake!

Chinese-New-Year-Snake

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I was surprised at how much the children whinged and moaned about how rolling the clay hurt their hands! And there were more children than I expected that really struggled to roll a sausage at all. We had a chat and it was interesting that most of them couldn’t remember the last time they had played with playdoh. Most insisted that they had never done this at school and didn’t have it at home because it was TOO MESSY! And these days the amount of children that help to roll  out pastry in the kitchen at home would fit in a thimble. So how are these little people supposed to exercise these fine motor muscles? In the Art room I suppose!

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I was thrilled with how much effort the children put into painting their snakes once they were all finally fired. I’m sure this is directly related to the detailed work of Queensland artist Dave Behren’s that we were looking at and working on at the time!

 

July 24

DAVE BEHREN’S STYLE!

A friend of mine sent me a message on Facebook during first term telling me that she had found an amazing website that belonged to an Australian Artist and I was going to love it. My friend Sue knows me really well and she was right. It’s a great website and DAVE BEHRENS is an amazing artist. He lives in Queensland.

http://www.davebehrens.com/
I sent him an email and told him I was going to do some work with my Grade 2’s and 3’s in the Dave Behren’s style. And in the end we sort of spent the whole term working in Dave Behren’s style and the work the children have produced has been absolutely stunning.

Dave Behren’s paintings are incredibly detailed and the” WOW!!!” factor was certainly there as the children all “oohed”, and “aahed”, while looking through the website together and watching a video interview, which was available on his website, on the projection screen in the classroom.

Viewing the website in the main art room 2013

Looking at the Dave Behrens website on the wall in the back art room.

 

We started off small. The grade 2 children had to decorate a rectangle of coloured paper. The grade 3’s had to do a star shape. I glued them onto a large sheet of black cover paper so they would look similar to the way Dave Behren’s arranges some of his paintings. There was a lot of discussion about what could be drawn, repeating patterns, shapes within shapes, symbols, etc. I drew up some idea sheets BODIES/SHAPES/LINES and asked everyone to contribute one idea  to at least one sheet. Once they were working though they all took inspiration from each other – “Ooh I like what you did just there. I’m going to try that one.”

Viewing Dave Behrens video interview main art room 2013 

viewing Dave Behrens video in back art room 2013

I have lots more photos to put up of this stunning work so keep looking for future posts.

Shelley