I met an amazing team of art teachers on Saturday in Portage, Indiana. They gave up a day of their holiday weekend to work on some teaching ideas and strategies for incorporating their class set of iPads into their art programs. Learn more about their iPad initiative during their NAEA conference
presentation this Spring.
We practiced a wide range of techniques and art lessons that were open ended enough that teachers could modify them into the format that best supports the learning objectives needed in their curriculum. This collage to the right is from a Pass the Portrait game/activity where students use my portrait template
to begin drawing the features of the face in a layer over it. Then they pass their iPad to the next person who then continues the drawing. This can be modified in many ways. Perhaps each student is given a style of art or portraits made from different artists to reference for their contribution to each portrait that is passed their way. This lesson demonstrates how to share a template, draw in layers, and create a collaborative piece, use sketchbook express, and turn in the artwork via email.
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We experimented with the iMotionHD app to create this silly stop-motion animation. Our inspiration for this video came from OK Go's primary color video for Sesame Street. I created a safeshare link here.
I turned it into this gif using the 5seconds app.
We also tried our hand at rotoscope animation
. We each created one frame in this tiny animation of 13 frames. I shared out the images from my dropbox
. Each teacher pulled it into SketchbookX and drew a contour line drawing. Then emailed the results with the image number as the subject. I combined the images quickly using Gifninja. See it here
We used Sketchbook X to create a photo collage where students would begin with their own "selfie" and layer on their classmates' features digitally. I saw this idea first from art teacher, Ms. Oliveri. Here is her post