Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Van Gogh

Vincent Van Gogh. A very very famous artist, who created masterpieces. Vincent painted with very thick oil paint. He sometimes used a knife instead of a brush! And he would slap on the paint,but he drew great pictures with it.

Van Gogh had a very sad life. Most of the time he was angry. He was so angry that he cropped off his ear and sended it to his girlfriend as a
present!!! Would you say that is weird???



Iron Eye,My Very Own Superheroe

Today In Extension  The Children Charity which you might know is Variety came to meet us. I had to fill out a piece of paper which says that What My very own Superheroes name is. I named it Iron Eye. Here is my own drawing of what he does.Here's What His Text Says: I have caught Iron Eye Donating Money To The Children Charity.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Starry Starry Night






Starry Starry Night is one of Vincent Van Gogh’s most famous paintings of all time,but his favorite was the Almond Blossom tree. Mine would be the potato eaters... Vincent made it in the 1980’s way before I was born, he painted it on a canvas using oil paint.

The objects on Starry Starry Night are the very tall and pointy cypress tree, also the church’s steeple is very pointy as well. Houses and my favorite object of all is the bright stars and the big swirling wind in the middle of the painting. Do you want to know something eye catching??? Well in the top right-hand corner, people think it’s a star, well it’s not it’s a moon!!!

When I look closely at this painting I feel that he was the mood of life and death! Can you see that the stars were bright and the tree was depressed and the is what I think that he was thinking???

There’s some cool facts about Vincent Van Gogh and i’m going to tell you some. Van Gogh was an impressionist. Impressionist’s are painters who paint what they feel inside of them and that is why Van Gogh painted Starry Starry Night. Also Van Gogh had different jobs such as a Preacher, Art dealer and then an Artist again.

Vincent Van Gogh was a very artistic man and he was sad most of his life and he had only sold one of his painting in his entire life. Van Gogh was my favourite artist.




Here's My marking






Thursday, May 17, 2012

Wahine Extension Group Event

The year 5 & 6 extension group has been learning about Wahine. A woman and the artist, you may know her is Robyn. " Yes " she is a Girl or Woman Kahukiwa.

I have put together a short clip about 1 minute long and i really hope you enjoy it so kick back chilllax and enjoy the show!!!

video

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

My Maths Strategy For Stars And Hexagons

This is my maths strategy is what this is. You can read it and let me know what you thought about it




Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Swimming Is The Bomb


 

  In the past few days we have been swimming at the Glen Innes pools. Once we got there we had to swim, but it was to see what group we were in. At the end I was in group 3 the advanced group.

Our first activity was called “ kicking “. We had to kick on the floaters and go all the way to the other end of the pool. The thing about that is it was really really tiring. The most shocking thing of all is that we do it every day!!!



The favorite exercise I liked, was the 9 o'clock change. The 9 o’clock change is where you lay on your back and put one hand in the water, then one hand behind you. After that you have a push off and then your hand behind you,springs up into the air and then in a slit moment you put your “air hand” on the water and flip your other hand behind you.

Sounds hard but when you get the hang of it, it’s really not that bad as you think it is!!! Finally it’s the end of the lesson ohh but we still have a little bit of time left and we spend it on free time!!! My friends and I were lifting each other and slamming them into the pool.

I love swimming because im really good at it and it gets my stamina up and if you're hot (In temperature) it’s another way to “cool off”

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Van Gogh's Life

Vincent Van Gogh. A very very famous artist, who created masterpieces. Vincent painted with very thick oil paint. He sometimes used a knife instead of a brush! And he would slap on the paint,but he drew great pictures with it.

Van Gogh had a very sad life. Most of the time he was angry. One time he had a fit of anger and then cut part of his ear off!!! Would you say that is weird???

In time Van Gogh had a flatmate. His name was Paul Gauguin, he is also a famous artist as well. Van Gogh painted sunflowers and placed four in Gauguin’s room. They became good friends, one day Paul left because they had a argument.

In 1890 Van Gogh died of la gunshot wound two days later. He actually killed himself.... Why would he do that??? I think that he was sad because Gauguin left him and he also would of died because the infection would of gone worst.

I picked my favorite pictures which Van gogh made.

This is Starry Starry Night


This is another...


And this is the last one.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Sunflowers Vincent Van Gogh







This well-known painter was Vincent Van Gogh. He made this very bright and colorful painting and that was called “Sunflowers”.This painting was made with oil paint and is 73 X 92 cm. He made masterpiece in 1888. When they first saw it no one wanted to buy it, but now it’s worth millions!!!

The Colour of the “Sunflowers” are a little bit of red, brown and yellow, sometimes he would buy paint instead of FOOD!!! Also he wouldn’t use a brush??? He used a knife!!!

Van Gogh Sunflower painting was very very thick. It was so thick that you can see it in the petals and in the books! Im trying to tell you that his painting is thick.
What I like about the “Sunflowers” is that there is a mixture of old and dead sunflowers and their is also shine rebounded off the vase. But what I really don’t like about it is that he didn’t make it move like the others...

I think that Van Gogh painted this picture because he kept thinking about his friend Paul Gauguin and how his room looked like...

I know that Van Gogh had a sad life, his friend went, his ears gone and I would not want to be him! But I would want to have his art skills and his technique. If I was him now I would be a millionaire and I would live in a big mansion