We need your help to become finalists in this online internet safety contest. Our entry THE INTERNET WAS CREATED FOR GOOD needs you to View, Rate, and Comment! The contest site will choose 10 "school" entries and 10 "individual" entries as finalists. Then, the judges will score and choose the winner of the $10,000 first place prize! If I understand correctly, there will be not be a voting phase. So, this is your chance to help our Dryden School Entry by creating a login to view, rate, and comment! Schools with the most views, highest ratings, and comments will be selected as finalists. To be announced in early May. Please share this!
One of the scenes is a tribute to a famous artist for his optical illusions. Name the artist.
View the actresses "Behind the Scenes" below.
Dryden's art program won an ABC/25 grant for materials for a Lego wall. This year we are using our supplies to collaboratively make radially symmetrical designs on our square base plates. We've found that this is not as easy as it sounds. One misplaced block can throw off everything. So, I structured the lesson into a game that ensures everyone takes turns one piece at a time. The 3/4 cardboard shields keep the eyes focused on the design as you rotate the baseplate for each turn. The kids LOVE this activity and seem to want to play/create endlessly. See our finished Lego designs online here or in the display case at school.
I played with the Drawing with Carl app over the weekend after having learned about it from Karyn Keenan in Chicago. Here are her students drawings and audioboos.
I love the function in it that allows you to draw with patterns. It forced me to draw in shapes from the background to the foreground which is very similar to the way we would construct a paper collage.
I think this app would be perfect for creating a Laurel Birch styled abstract cat lesson. Here is what my students created in paint (physically) and here is a quick sketch of what I did in this app below.
Thanks for taking a moment to view all the great things we are doing in the art room at Dryden.
Video Contest (will need your voting support soon)
Library Art Show, May 1st-31st
5th Graders burn Digital Portfolios, May 16th
Hall of Fame Raffle on Artsonia, May 17th
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In an attempt to acquire the iPads we are still needing for the art room, we just completed a movie to enter into this Internet Safety contest. Only 5th grade girls participated this time in this very cute production animated in Keynote. The Grand prize is $10,000 with two second place prizes of $1000. If we qualify, there will be voting. So please help us out when/if the time comes. Click the image below to view the movie on the contest site. Please create a login and rate the movie. Later we will be begging for votes:) Views and Ratings do count when they decide on the finalists.
Please click on the link above to view the movie to help boost our numbers, but if the movie doesn't run nicely on their site, you can view below via Vimeo.
The fifth grade girls who helped make this movie include: Kelly, Jillian, Sophia, Julia, Ciara, Cindy, Giuliana, Marion, Lily, Rachel, Kylie, Emma, Olga, Brianna, and Jenny
A Daily Herald reporter and photographer spent some time in my art room last week putting this story together celebrating our art program at Dryden. Thank you for recognizing the value of art education in our schools!
Read the story and see the photos here.
View the video below.
Last year my 3rd graders had a blast learning figure drawing and animation techniques as we created running alien animations on the iPads using Doink. See post: http://drydenart.weebly.com/1/post/2012/04/the-aliens-have-landed.html
This year I am planning a similar lesson but with the updated version of Doink. The new version will allow us to add a photo to our background like this example below. It also has some nice changes like numbered brush sizes and constrained resizing that will make teaching this lesson easier.
Below is a tutorial about how I used the Automator app (part of your Mac computer and you probably don't know it) to make some big tasks SUPER SIMPLE!
1. My school xerox machine can scan a batch of art and email them to me as a PDF.
That's great but converting a PDF to individual images is hard unless you AUTOMATE
Download my PDF->JPGS workflow
View the online art gallery for these drawings here. View the pop art versions here.
2. I want to apply a photographic filter to each of the images from my students. That can be done in apps one at a time or YOU CAN ASK THE AUTOMATOR to do them all with one click. Download my Filter images into POP ART workflow
Watch the tutorial below and download my workflows to try it yourself!
UPDATE: Hope you followed along as I live tweeted our field trip. Thank you Mr. Robinson for emailing families this link!
I put together this quick Animoto video, but it doesn't do it justice. Listening to what the kids were sharing and their excitement via our Audioboos is so worth it!
I organized all of our Audioboos into one place so you can listen to them here:
Original post: I am going to try to live tweet our field trip with Audioboo using the hashtag #drydenartic. If all goes as planned you be able to see and hear what we are experiencing in our tweets below.