August 5

GRADE 2 WEEK 5 TERM 3 REMOTE LEARNING 2020

 

GRADE 2 WEEK 5 TERM 3

REMOTE LEARNING 2020

10th August 2020 – 14th August 2020

READ ALONG WITH MRS MENHENNET!

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

 

This is week 5 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.

  • .To revise the instructions for the Specialist Rich Task.

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

  • For students to learn how to write a comment on my blog.

 

  • I can view and think about the artworks of David Hockney by watching 2 short videos.

  • 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.

  • I can write a comment and post it on The Back art Room Blog.

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

In 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

There is a folder  for Week 2 and Week 3 on your grade’s Edmodo page for you to upload photos of your drawings  These photos are evidence that you have completed this work.

Here are the  Instructions for the 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 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.

thinking emoji

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!

 

Here are two short videos for you to watch about David Hockney and his art.

In the first video the teacher talks about the artwork she wants her students to make. This is similar to the artwork Cambridge Primary School students have created in the past. You DO NOT have to create your Rich Task exactly in this way.

The second video shows some of David Hockney’s beautiful landscapes on show at The Royal Academy in London several years ago.

READ ALONG WITH MRS MENHENNET!

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

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 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

READ ALONG WITH MRS MENHENNET!

 

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.

thinking emoji

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 21

GRADE 2 WEEK 3 TERM 3 REMOTE LEARNING 2020

GRADE 2 WEEK 3 TERM 3

 REMOTE LEARNING 2020

(27th July  – 31st July)

READ ALONG WITH MRS MENHENNET!

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

This is week 3 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 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 can play the audio function  on the blog post and read along with Mrs Menhennet.

Let’s get started!

Last week I asked you to draw yourself swimming in water.

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 64

I hope you kept last week’s drawing somewhere nice and safe. You will need to submit last week’s rainbow drawing as evidence of your completion of this unit of work when you submit your Specialists Rich Task.

 Instructions for the Specialists Rich Task will be forwarded to you soon.

We are going to be drawing soon so you will need some paper,

 

some pencils,

or crayons,

or textas.

Some people call textas, markers.

I am going to give you a little bit of time to organise yourself.

I will just sit here on my blog and wait for you to collect some pencils and textas or crayons and some paper.

The size of the paper or what sort of paper it is doesn’t really matter.

So I will just wait until you are ready……..

Oh, you are ready already! That was so fast! Well done!

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.

Now let’s look at this drawing.

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 54

This is a good first try at a drawing of a body swimming in water. I can see that the water is moving the hair around.

What could this artist do to improve their drawing the next time they draw a body swimming in water?

 

Yes, they could draw the head and the body in PROPORTION. The head in the coloured drawing below is too big for the body, like the swimmer above.

 

PROPORTION is a fantastic Visual Arts word that means when things in an artwork look the correct size, compared to each other, then they are in proportion.

What else could the artist change in their drawing of the swimming body to make their drawing look more mature?

Yes, the arms and legs are sticking out straight from the body. This body sort of looks like it is floating in the water. If the artist wants to make the body look like it is swimming they will need to put a bend in the knees and the elbows.

The artist above has put a bend in the arms but the drawing would look even better if the legs were bent at the knees as well. I really like how this artist has drawn the head turned to the side in the water.

If you think of the leg and the arm as looking more like a fat  capital letter L in the water then they will look more like they are swimming.

This artist has drawn a side view of the swimmer with lots of movement in the long hair in the water.  The left arm is curved but not bent. Bent arms and perhaps a bend in just one leg would look better.

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 25

This clever artist has drawn the swimmer with their face down in the water before they turn their head to breathe.This drawing makes me feel like I am a seagull flying and looking down at the swimmer in the ocean!

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 23

This swimmer has slightly curved legs and arms but bent   arms would have looked better. We can’t see all of the swimmer’s face as their head is slightly turned. The swimmer’s hair is moving in the water.

 

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 60

 

This artist has drawn themselves floating on their back, not swimming.

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 18

I can see a straight leg kicking action in the swimmer below. The view of the swimmer’s head is from the side. The curved arms would look better with a pointy elbow in each of them. The short hair is flattened on the head in the water.

 

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 42

 

So this week I would like you to have another go at drawing yourself swimming in water. Have a look at your drawing from last week and try to think of a couple of things you could do to improve your drawing this week.

You can use colour or just grey lead pencil as today we are still practising. It doesn’t really matter as long as your swimming body is nice and large on your paper.

You don’t need to submit your drawing this week.

 

 You will submit your drawings of your swimming body as evidence of your completion of this unit of work when you submit your Specialists Rich Task.

Have fun,

Mrs Menhennet

 

 

July 16

GRADE 2 WEEK 2 TERM 3 2020

GRADE 2 WEEK 2 TERM 3 2020

READ ALONG WITH MRS MENHENNET!

Press pause on the audio file whenever you need to stop.

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

hello word in block letters with exaggerated 3D shadows

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

This is not the way I usually work with Grade 2 students to teach them about Visual Arts but we will be doing this for a few weeks until it is safe to attend school again.

Until then, we will be learning like this – online – using my blog!

You will remember me from our time in the art room together last year.

Yes, it’s me – Mrs Menhennet! Most Cambridge Primary School students that know me, recognise me by my multicoloured hair!!!

Cambridge Primary School students always ask me, “Mrs Menhennet, how come you have all those colours in your hair?”

And I always tell them, “I don’t know. It just grew like that!”

 

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

Let’s get started!

David Hockney is an artist who comes from Yorkshire in England in the United Kingdom.

This map shows where Yorkshire is in the United Kingdom.

This map of the world shows where the United kingdom is in relation to Australia.

He was born on the 9th July in 1937. So that means a couple of week’s ago he had his 83rd birthday!

That’s a lot of candles!

This is a photo of David Hockney sitting in a chair and two self portraits.

One of these is from 2003 when he was 67.

One is from 1954 when he was 17.

One is from 1970 when he was 33.

Can you figure out which one is which?

 

I’ll give you some thinking time to see if you can figure it out.

Yes, that’s right! The self portrait of him wearing the red scarf is from when he was 17. He first decided he wanted to be an artist when he was 11.

The photo of him in the chair, dressed so colourfully in a pink checked suit with bright red and green socks, is from when he was 33,

And the self portrait of him painting is from when he was 67.

Well done if you got those correct.

And now David Hockney is 83 years old and he is still painting and creating!

Way back in the 1960s, about 50 years ago, David Hockney travelled to the United States and flew into the airport in sunny California from cold and wintery England.

He was amazed at all the bright blue rectangles he could see out of the plane window as they were coming in to land.

What were those bright blue rectangles he could see?

Yes, swimming pools!

So David Hockney started painting pools, and people swimming, in the bright California sunshine.

This one is called, “A bigger splash”.

This painting always makes me feel like it is an extremely hot day.

The bright blue cloudless sky is almost shimmering in the heat.

 

The paving around the pool would feel hot under my feet and I would hop and skip my way around the pool knowing that the deep blue water would cool my feet down.

 

What is that yellowy rectangle jutting out over the water?

Yes, it is a diving board! What has just happened in this painting?

Someone has walked along the board, bounced a little on the end, and dived into the pool!

All we can see now is the splash flying up into the air.

We can’t see the swimmer at all, as they have already slithered and slipped away, under the surface of the cool blue water.

It’s almost like David Hockney was using his canvas as a photograph to capture that moment of the splash.

And that is what David Hockney discovered there on the side of the pool.

The splashes are always different.

 

The water is always moving.

Lines painted in the pool bend in the water.

There are shadows in the water.

Swimming bodies look different to standing or walking bodies.

 

And swimming bodies make strange, sometimes blurry shapes in the water.

So David Hockney started creating paintings of swimming pools and swimmers and water and nearly every time he painted the water it was different.

He wasn’t afraid to try new ways of doing things and experimented and tried new ways to paint water.

 

We are going to be drawing soon so you will need some paper,

 

some pencils,

or crayons,

or textas.

Some people call textas, markers.

I am going to give you a little bit of time to organise yourself.

I will just sit here on my blog and wait for you to collect some pencils and textas or crayons and some paper.

The size of the paper or what sort of paper it is doesn’t really matter.

So I will just wait until you are ready……..

Oh, you are ready already! That was so fast! Well done!

Let’s look at this painting again.

This painting is called, “Pool with two figures.”

The man on the side of the pool is looking down at the swimmer. I wonder what he is thinking?

His body is positioned very differently to the swimmer. his arms are flat by his sides.

His back is straight. His neck is bent, his eyes looking down at the water.

Even though we can’t see his eyes we know that is what he is doing.

Now let’s look at the swimmer. Is his body standing straight with arms at the sides?

No! His arms are stretching out in front of his head.

I think he is reaching for the end of the pool. Soon he will feel the smooth tiles under his fingers and he will know he is there.

Will he pull his head up out of the water and look at his friend standing there?


Or will he do a quick flip and tumble over in the water to swim back the other way? Will he surprise his friend standing there watching, and splash him?

I want you to draw a picture of yourself swimming in water but

this is GRADE 2 so I want you using your brain and thinking  hard before you start!

Close your eyes.

Yes, I said close your eyes.

I want you to think…… close your eyes!

.

I want you to think about….. Close your eyes!!!

My SUPER ART TEACHER POWERS are telling me you are peeking and I want you to get drawing, so close your eyes!

I want you to stand nice and tall and straight like the man on the side of the pool.

Are you standing? Arms down by your side and your head slightly bent.

I have just used my SUPER ART TEACHER POWERS and you are now moving in SLOW MOTION.

 

Your head is still bent forward and you start to slowly bend your whole body forward, slowly, slowly and topple into the pool with all your clothes on!

How do you feel?

Get your head up out of the water so you can breathe!

You are no longer moving in slow motion but you are very relaxed  and floating in the water. How do your arms and legs move when you are just floating in the water?

They just sort of blob along with the movement of the water, don’t they? It’s very relaxing as this pool water is warm. So it is a bit like blobbing along in a gigantic warm bath.

Now slowly and gently get yourself into a swimming position. Off you go, swimming in the wonderfully soothing warm water.

What are your arms doing?

How are your legs moving?

How does the water affect your hair? Does your hair move in the water?

You can open your eyes now!

Now you are ready to DRAW!

I want you to draw yourself floating in water.

Sometimes, when my students start drawing they start with a teeny tiny drawing because they are not too sure about what they are doing.

 I don’t want you to draw a teeny tiny picture of yourself. The drawing of the body below is way too small.

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 64

 

I want you to draw a great BIG picture of yourself floating in water on whatever sized paper you have!

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 61

So, let’s practice using your magic finger.

Hold up your magic finger!

Wave it around in the air!

Make sure it is switched on!

Let’s test it out. Draw a small circle in the air.

Draw a large square in the air.

Write your name in the air.

Write your name 3 times really fast in the air!

Oh, you are faster than me as my name is soooooo looooong!

Now put your magic finger in the air and draw your body.

Okay, so now we know it is working use your magic finger to draw a very small picture of yourself on your paper. Your magic finger is fantastic to practice drawing with as it draws invisibly and you never have to rub it out!

Now draw yourself floating in water  a little bit bigger with your magic finger on your paper.

Now draw yourself really big on your paper with your magic finger.

By practising with your magic finger I hope you will end up drawing yourself nice and large on your paper.

 

You can use lots of colour if you like but even if you just use a pencil for this drawing that will be fine. This is just practice so please don’t be too critical of yourself if you don’t think it is perfect. Please keep your drawing so we can look at it again next week.

Have fun,

Mrs Menhennet

Grade 2 Week 2 2020 Swimming in water first drawing.

July 16

GRADE 1 WEEK 2 TERM 3 2020

GRADE 1 WEEK 2 TERM 3 2020

READ ALONG WITH MRS MENHENNET!

 

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

hello word in block letters with exaggerated 3D shadows

This is week 2 of Term 3 2020 and all my Grade 1 students are at home!

This is not the way I usually work with Grade 1 students to teach them about Visual Arts but we will be doing this for a few weeks until it is safe to attend school again.

Until then, we will be learning like this – online – using my blog!

You will remember me from our time in the art room together last year.

Yes, it’s me – Mrs Menhennet! Most Cambridge Primary School students that know me, recognise me by my multicoloured hair!!!

Cambridge Primary School students always ask me, “Mrs Menhennet, how come you have all those colours in your hair?”

And I always tell them, “I don’t know. It just grew like that!”

 

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

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

  • To remind students of  the elements needed for a rainbow to occur in the sky.

  • To introduce the audio function on my blog post.

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

  •  I watch and listen to the video song about Roy G Biv.

  • I can create a rainbow scene artwork with the colours of the rainbow in order.

  • I can create a rainbow scene artwork including the elements needed for a rainbow to occur.

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

Let’s get started!

We are going to be drawing a rainbow soon so you will need some paper,

 

some pencils,

or crayons,

or textas.

Some people call textas, markers.

I am going to give you a little bit of time to organise yourself.

I will just sit here on my blog and wait for you to collect some pencils and textas or crayons and some paper.

The size of the paper or what sort of paper it is doesn’t really matter.

So I will just wait until you are ready……..

Oh, you are ready already! That was so fast! Well done!

So while you were getting ready to draw I found a fantastic song to share with you so let’s watch the video.

If you need to stop the video at anytime you can just press the pause button

and then come back to the story.

Oh, okay, okay, you already knew that! I’m sorry I forgot how clever Cambridge Primary School Grade 1 students are!

 

 

I will not be surprised if you end up watching that song over and over again.

So what was that little elf’s name?

Yes, that’s right! His name is Roy G Biv.

Roy G Biv.

That’s a very unusual name.

Why do you think he is called Roy G Biv?

Oh, you are too clever.

His name is Roy G Biv because the letters of his name are the colours of the rainbow, in order.

R is for red.

O is for orange.

Y is for yellow.

G is for green.

B is for blue.

I is for indigo.

And V is for violet.

So, if you remember the name Roy G Biv you will remember the order of the colours of the rainbow.

wow

Now, as much as I like the video we just watched and I think the song is fantastic, I don’t like the way they show the colour indigo.

On the video indigo looks like a weird sort of pinky purple when indigo is actually a dark, dark, dark purply blue.

I always describe indigo as being the darkest purply blue of the sky in the evening, just before the sky turns black.

It is a much, much darker blue than the navy blue of our school uniforms.

So now you know all about the order of the colours of the rainbow I want you to draw a fantastic picture of a rainbow but

I don’t just want a picture of a rainbow. This is grade 1 so I want you using your brain and think really hard!

What do we need for a rainbow to appear in the sky? Do you know?

Yes, we need rain!

What else do we need?

Yes, we need the sun!

And there is something else we need. What could it be?

We have the sun and the rain but there is something else we need and it’s a little bit tricky!

Have a think!

Yes, you are too clever. We need clouds as well.

If there weren’t any clouds in the sky it wouldn’t be raining so we need clouds in the sky too.

Okay, so when you do your rainbow drawing I expect to see rain, the sun and clouds or there wouldn’t be a rainbow in your drawing. Does that make sense?

And when we are talking about what we need for a rainbow to appear in the sky we are actually doing Science while we are doing Visual Arts! Wow!

So I want to HEAR you say that you know we are doing Science during Visual Arts. So say it after me. “That’s Science in Visual Arts!”

Wait a minute! That was a bit too quiet. Say it after me, “That’s Science in Visual Arts!”

Hmmm, that was still too quiet. You are in your house and I am in my house so you are going to have to shout it for me to hear you so shout it after me, “That’s Science in Visual Arts!!!”

Wow! That was so loud my ears just fell off!

Right I’ve just stuck my ears back on so we can continue.

Before we start drawing I want you to think about the rainbow being shaped like a hump or an arch.

Sometimes, my students, when drawing a rainbow, start with a teeny tiny arch and they find they can’t fit all the colours into their rainbow as it is just too squishy.

Also a teeny, tiny rainbow might just look way too small on your paper so I don’t want you to draw a teeny tiny rainbow.

I want you to draw a great BIG, HUGE, ENORMOUS rainbow on your paper!

So, let’s practice using your magic finger.

Hold up your magic finger!

Wave it around in the air!

Make sure it is switched on!

Let’s test it out. Draw a small circle in the air.

Draw a large square in the air.

Write your name in the air.

Write your name 3 times really fast in the air!

Oh, you are faster than me as my name is soooooo looooong!

Now put your magic finger in the air and draw an arch.

Okay, so now we know it is working use your magic finger to draw a very small arch on your paper. Your magic finger is fantastic to practice drawing with as it draws invisibly and you never have to rub it out!

Now draw an arch  a little bit bigger with your magic finger on your paper.

Now draw a really big arch on your paper with your magic finger.

By practising that arch shape with your magic finger I hope you will end up drawing a nice large rainbow on your paper.

So your drawing needs to include a large rainbow, the sun, rain and clouds. You can even include a little Roy G Biv elf if you want!

But this is grade 1 so that is not all.

I don’t want to see any white paper gaps in your drawing.

Do you remember last year when we were painting and I told you I didn’t want any white paper gaps in your painting? Well this is just like that.

If you draw a really large rainbow, with all it’s colours in order.

And you draw the sun and lots of clouds and rain and Roy G Biv, there shouldn’t be much space left anyway.

But if there is white space left on your paper I want you to think about what you can draw to fill the space so your drawing is complete.

So, let’s make a list of what you need to draw –

  • a really big rainbow with all the colours in order

  • the sun

  • lots of clouds

  • lots of rain

  • an elf called Roy G Biv, if you want

  • no white paper gaps

Have fun,

Mrs Menhennet

Here are the grade 1 student rainbows!

 

Reyansh 1G rainbow 2020

Aahil 1G rainbow 2020

Aarushi r 1G ainbow 2020

Reyansh 1G rainbow 2 2020

Bhavreet 1G rainbow 2020

George 1G rain bow 2020

Atmika 1G rainbow scene 2020

Riley 1G rainbow 2020

Dylan 1G rqinbow 2020

Thomas 1G rainbow 2020

Aliya 1G rainbow 2020

Mishca 1G rainbow 2020

Aahil 1G rainbow 2 2020

Enaya 1G rainbow 2020

Zacharry 1G rainbow 2020

Zane 1 F rainbow 2020

Vohan 1F rainbow 2020

Raam 1F rainbow 2020

Saazdeep 1F rainbow 2020

Connor 1F rainbow 2020

Peyton 1 F rainbow 2020

Anjali 1F rainbow 2020

Akhila 1F rainbow 2020

Ashvath 1F rainbow 2020

Hadi 1F rainbow 2020

Logan 1F rainbow 2020

Natalie 1F rainbow 2020

Zain 1F rainbow 2 2020

Aala 1F rainbow 2020

Malakai 1A rasinbow 2020

josh 1D rainbow 2020

Blake 1D rainbow 2020

Josh 1D rainbow 2 2020

Ricky 1D rainbow 2020

Rithul 1D rainbow 2020

Bilal 1D rainbow 2020

Harrison 1D rainbow 2020

Bei Bei 1D rainbow 2020

Jon 1D rainbow 2020

Ruvee 1D rainbow 2020

Navitha 1D rainbow 2020

Lewis 1D rainbow 2020

Kiara 1D rainbow 2020

Aggam 1E rainbow 2020

Ebony 1E rainbow 2020

Aria 1E rainbow 2020

Sam 1E rainbow 2020

Liam 1E rainbow 2020

Oscar 1E rainbow 2020

Flynn 1E rainbow 2020

Aydin 1E rainbow 2020

Austin 1E rainbow 2020

Mason 1E rainbow 2020

April 21

GRADE 6 REMOTE LEARNING VISUAL ARTS GALLERY 2020

Here you will find a gallery of artworks created by Grade 6 students at Cambridge Primary School over the past few weeks.

Painting on glass ANZAC images

Jimmy 6D 2 Painting on glass ANZAC images

Painting on recycled glass jars ANZAC images tealights lit inside

Jimmy 6D 4 Painting on recycled glass jars ANZAC images tealights lit inside

This includes any artworks created over the two weeks of the school holidays when these students were, like most of the rest of us, confined to home.

 

Painting on glass ANZAC red poppy images

Jimmy 6D 1 painting on glass jars with ANZAC and red poppy images

Painting on recycled glass jars ANZAC images red poppies soldiers tea lights inside

Jimmy 6D 3 Painting on recycled glass jars ANZAC images

Painting on recycled glass jars ANZAC images tealights lit inside

Jimmy 6D 6 Painting on recycled glass jars ANZAC images tealights lit inside

It also includes artworks created during Week 1 and 2 of term 2 2020. The Visual Arts task for week 2 for all grade 3/4/5/6/E students was to think about the manycreative ways the students have used their time over the past few weeks and to send me photos of these creative artworks. Perhaps they have been drawing, knitting, painting, making models, crocheting, making jewellery, printing, constructing, cutting, making collages, etc, etc, etc ???

Coloured Marker drawing Welcome Ramamdan Grade 6

Zunaira 6C 6 Texta Colour drawing Welcome Ramadan

I will continue to update these online galleries on this blog as students send photos of their artworks to me by email.

Pale pink long rectangle of knitting on needles hands at work

Zunaira 6C 3 pale pink knitting

Painting sunset yellow orange pink ombre sky palm tree sea

Tayla 6D 1 Painting sunset

The students will be delighted if you leave a comment or a question about their artwork.

Watercolour pencil drawing tropical beach pam tree shadow blue water fluffy clouds blue sky paradise

Zunaira 6C 5 Watercolour pencil drawing tropical beach palm tree shadow

Thanks,

Shell Menhennet

Watercolour pencil drawing colourful bunch of balloons

Zunaira 6C 1 Watercolour pencil drawing colourful bunch of balloons

Pencil drawing It's OK to be different fork in path many shaded dots one dot travels alone

Zunaira 6C 4 pencil drawing It’s OK to be different

oil pastel rainbow drawing with masked off areas using tape.

Zunaira 6C 2 oil pastel rainbow with white taped off resist areas

Colouring coloured pencils patterned turtle mindfulness

Stephanie 6C 2 Coloure pencils patterned turtle

Coloured pencil landscape Sunset over a mountain range

Stephanie 6C 1 Coloured pencil landscape drawing Sunset over a mountain range

beach landscape

Adiya 6B 1

two acrylic painted canvases, girl on tree swing silhouette in moonlight, bright coloured irregular shapes created with masking tape on pink background

Stephanie 6C 3 Acrylic paint on canvases girl on tree swing silhouette moon and sky, bright coloured shapes created by masking taped areas pink background

Aayan 6E 3

Naija 6E 1

Naija 6E 2

Aayan 6E 2

Aayan 6E 1

Elise 6B 1

stitched and stuffed hearts in felt baby pink and lime green

Elise 6B 2

Avocado character wiping it's brow

ELISE 6B 3

objects as characters serve of fries icecream piece of cake

Elise 6B 4

assorted objects as characters doughnut sundae ice cream cone

Elise 6B 5

Tyrell 6A 1

Emme 6D 1

Emme 6D 2

Darragh 6D 1

Darragh 6D 2

Charlotte 6D 7

Charlotte 6D 6

Charlotte 6D 5

Charlotte 6D 4

Charlotte 6D 3

Charlotte 6D 2

Charlotte 6D 1

Riley 6B 1

Charlee 6A 1

Charlee 6A 2

Charlee 6A 3

Charlee 6A 4

Charlee 6A 5

Charlee 6A 6

Charlee 6A 7

Tommy 6A artwork 2

Sithika 6B 1

 

July 7

GRADE 3 DAVID HOCKNEY STYLE SWIMMING PAINTINGS

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing

UPDATE: I have added a few more photos to this post!!!

I saw this idea on USE YOUR COLOURED PENCILS ages ago and thought it would work well with my grade 3 students.

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing

 

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Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 23

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 22

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 22

USE YOUR COLOURED PENCILS is a fantastic primary art teacher blog from Western Australia full of brilliant ideas.

We started off by looking at several David Hockney swimming pool paintings, from the 1960s, on the projector screen. I use MY PINTEREST BOARDS to store and then display images on the projector so I don’t have to clog up my laptop with squillions of art images.

david hockney 2

The discussion was loud and vigorous with the students pointing out that it was interesting to choose that splash moment to paint rather than the person on the end of the board or in the middle of the dive, etc.

david hockney 1

And in each grade the comment was made that the swimmer in this painting looked like he was wearing a nappy!?! Oh the highs and lows of discussions with Grade 3!!! This painting was excellent for talking about the differences between a swimming/floating body and a standing/walking body. I don’t think that was why he painted it but – Thank you, David Hockney!

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 18

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 18

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 25

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 25

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 64

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 63

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 62

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 62

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 61

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 61

So as I have been gradually introducing the students to using an art journal this year they had to start by doing a quick drawing, 5 – 10 minutes only, in pencil, in their journal, of themselves as a floating/swimming body. This was then brought to me for a quick personal discussion during which I write or draw a few prompts/praises on their draft. These are directly related to their drawings, at their ability level, and I ask that they try to incorporate the ideas generated from our short, personal discussion into their ‘good copy’. Yes, folks, DIFFERENTIATION is alive and well in this Visual Arts classroom!!!

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 6

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 6

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Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 60

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 59

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 59

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 58

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 58

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 56

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 56

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 55

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 55

 

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 53

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 53

The first time I did this in their book was hilarious. They were all horrified that I was writing on top of their drawing but they now all have a much more secure idea of what a rough draft is and don’t feel so precious about every rough drawing any more.

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 35

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 35

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Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 66

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 11

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 11

Once the students had started their drawing /painting on A3 cartridge paper I quickly called a halt as most were using grey lead pencil and drawing a teeny tiny swimming version of themselves. What happened to filling the space with their body? So the grey lead pencils were put away as soon as their draft was finished and the students moved bravely, straight onto using the oil pastels, to create their swimmer. Ahhh, much better!

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 2

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 2

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting dra

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting dra

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Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 37

Once their swimmer drawing was finished they tackled the challenge of pool water reflection lines using  white oil pastel.

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 12

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 12

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 21

Grade 3 David Hockney style swimmer painting drawing 21

The students then painted on the water using dry block poster paint with the paint magically resisting the oil in the pastels!!! Yes, I know, sometimes the old techniques are the best ones for the job!

POSITIVES:

  • Rich, engaging activity
  • fantastic discussion
  • lots of students came into the art room talking about the David Hockney images they had looked up on Pinterest or Google images after discussing this with their family about what they were doing
  • comparing rough drafts with final pieces of work to demonstrate the changes and improvements in their final piece
  • all students were very proud of their work, regardless of their ability level
  • they make a fantastic display!

NEGATIVES

  • I don’t think there were any!!!

You can see more David Hockney style swimmers inspired, like me, by USE YOUR COLOURED PENCILS here in these links

KIDS ARTISTS from the Netherlands

MRS KNIGHTS SMARTEST ARTISTS from Dolvin Elementary School in Georgia, U.S.A

And more from my Grade 3 students below.

And I’m sure my Grade 3 children would love it if you left them a comment.

Shell       shelley menhennet

 

 

 

July 22

HANDS UP FOR ART!

I created this display with the hands made by the Grade 1’s to get the year started off with a lovely activity and a lovely display!

Hands up for art

Hands up for art 2

The children traced their hands and arms, or asked a classmate to do it for them and then decorated them with patterns using the zoom crayons.

The following week they painted their hand using watercolour cakes(or blocks, whatever you like to call them).  The grade 1’s had not used these before so needed to be taught to wash their brush when they were changing colours so the cake of watercolour did not become muddy.

I also insist that they look after the water pots themselves and if the water is too dirty they just go and empty it and refill the water pots themselves without asking me. This always results in a few water spills at the beginning (big deal, it is just water!) so we then discuss why the spill has occurred (rushing, too much water in the container) and what we do when they occur (put newspaper down immediately to help soak up the water and make the spillage more visible for others in the room and then clean it up as quickly as possible) and the spillages soon stop. It is all worth it in the end as I strive to make the children clean up after themselves. I am always stupefied by the number of children at Grade 1 level that have NO IDEA how to turn on a tap! This is all part of the learning process of being responsible artists!

I did not tell them that the crayon would resist the watercolour but waited until someone noticed it before we discussed it. “What’s happening here? Why isn’t the paint covering that crayon pattern?”

When they were dry cutting them out was the next challenge so I demonstrate how you can turn the paper while you are cutting slowly, a revelation for most grade 1’s, so you don’t just chop off all the fingers!

I ummed and aahed about how to display them and then settled on a circle. I layered them on the display board and tried NOT to staple the hands and fingers so they would move in any breeze that wafted past. I was going to put the sign in the top left corner in the middle but then found the bit of gold corrugated cardboard  in the scrap box, added some cupcake wrappers for eyes (we used to call them patty pans when I was a kid) and it turned into a beaming sun, so appropriate as the start of the year was so very hot!

Thank you for the inspiration from this picture on Pinterest. I absolutely adore Pinterest!

I also saw this one on Pinterest too which has obviously been created by much older children.Thanks for looking and I would love it if you left a comment!

Shelley