We've dreamt it, we planned it, we were granted what we needed for it, we played and now we have created something wonderful!
2nd graders WOWed me again by creating these visual metaphors using the Superimpose app. I wrote up this lesson in this post. See their finished work on Artsonia here. Below is my tutorial showing you all the steps these little people went through to create these.
Maggie won the iPad animation party in the Dryden raffle to raise money for ABC/25 Grant Foundation. She and her guests had an app smashing session while we transformed ourselves into flying fairies. See the lesson here. We used the iPad camera, Superimpose App , SketchbookX, DoInk Animation app, and the Google Drive to share our files. View the fairies on Artsonia here.
Donor's Choose is an online crowdfunding site for teachers to raise money for classroom projects. Over the past few years Donor's Choose helped us raise money for 1/3 of our art room iPads. (See the breakdown here). We had many creative campaigns for helping to tell the story of why we wanted iPads so desperately in the art room. This Donor Choose blog post features one of our videos as an example of a fantastic fundraising idea. See the one they featured below. (And some of the others you may have missed)
Here are some of the other movies we made to help raise funds and awareness:
This one was made during the Christmas season featuring characters from old holiday movies. Even made an interactive guessing game to go along with this one here.
The GREAT news is…we reached our goal and now no one has to wait while the other creates anymore in the art room. We have enough iPads for EVERYONE!!! thank you!
Just like the animation below implies, we couldn't have done it without you!
Thanks so much for taking a moment to see the amazing things that are happening in Dryden's Art Room:
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We are now a 1:1 iPad art room thanks to all the supporters in our school community, art teachers around the country, and donors who support art education from around the world. The story of our 18 month journey to fundraise, grant write, contest win, and crowdfund enough iPads for every artist (24) is explained here:
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The students and I are so excited that they no longer have to wait to create!
How would you show the big spirit of a young child? There are many solutions to that question and in each of these solutions you would be exploring a visual metaphor.
I played with the idea of doing a lesson like this with my second graders using a large shadow to represent their dreams, hopes, spirits in contrast to their small size.
To make this digital image students would pose in a way that expresses their hopes for their future, wishes for the world, dreams for their lives. This activity would engage figurative body language where they let their pose tell the story they want to communicate. C.C.S L.S.4.5 The artist statement will being with "I can…
UPDATE: See the finished artwork on this post
This tutorial takes you through the steps from beginning to end in just over 4 minutes.
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Last fall I wrote an ABC/25 Foundation grant through my district for the supplies for Green Screen Stop-Motion Animation Stations. My ideas for what to purchase evolved a bit with more research to include green display board from BLICK and iPad stands from Anker. We will have two stages of production.
This movie-making experience is an extension project for the 4th graders. They made action figure paintings (download lesson plan from TpT here) which showed movement. Now they will layer this animation over their art to demonstrate this concept digitally. The stages of production are below:
The idea to assign roles with buttons came from Nic Hahn's post here. I thought it would save time to use role descriptions on the buttons so with some production tips. This way there would be less of me talking about roles and and more time for students to create within them. I purchased a fiskar circle cutter and plastic button kits to make these. Here is the PDF I made for the buttons.
I wrote up this lesson plan with all the resources, apps, equipment, and steps needed to complete a stop motion animation using green screen layered over original student art. Make sure that you view the sample video to see how cool this project can be.
Download the green screen stop motion lesson from TpT here.
You can also download the figure drawing painting ppt lesson from TpT here.
UPDATE: View the post with finished student videos here.
We received an email from our head docent on our trip. See her lovely feedback below:
All of the docents who led your students on tour commented on how much they enjoyed interacting with your students. Your students were described as bright, enthusiastic, and very well prepared to discuss works of art. We thank you for inspiring your students to appreciate art. Working with students like yours is why we love the job we do at The Art Institute of Chicago.
Allow us to Illustrate!!!! (for collaborations)
Here is the message I received today announcing the great news!
Tonight was our annual Awards Night, and the audience at the Krause Center for Innovation watched and then voted upon the finalists for Videos of the Year.
Many congratulations to everyone in this mailing for making it this far, and you can see the winners of the student, collaboration, and teacher strands here:
We hope you will continue to be involved with Next Vista, and that you have videos ready or nearly so for our current contest, Super Thoughts!