Are you like me and can't get enough of making digital art and animations? Then, you will be happy to know I organized a FUGLEFLIP page so that you can learn from home with my tutorials. I have over 75 tutorials to explore. Go to my new Fugleflip page, get out your iPad or laptop (depending on the video) and dive right in! Have fun and don't forget to show me what you created.
What is Art?
This is a great place to start with kindergarten. Our first project this year was an exploration of the color wheel, the primary colors, and abstract art created by mixing them together. The piece they created was then titled and imagined in a large frame as they posed before green screen pretending to gaze at it...pondering, "what is art?" I made a tutorial of how to put this lesson together in keynote. View it here.
I created an interactive color wheel game and coloring sheet so students could explore color mixing before we used paint. View this resource here.
View this exhibit on Artsonia of all the kindergarten framed masterpieces here. (Come back soon if all 4 classes don't appear yet.)
One of the books I like to use to introduce kindergarteners to the variety of forms that art can be is ART IS... by Bob Raczka. I made a movie of my reading of the book with images and text to help the students see the book easily in art class. View it below or at this link.
One of our FAVORITE Fugleflicks was created by 5th graders for kindergartners to help them understand some forms of art. It is called, "I AM ART". It introduces Sculpture, Landscape, Portrait, Figure Drawing, Still Life, Graphic Design, Abstract Art, and Film.
Did you know that two of our winning Fugleflicks were in the running for Video of the Year through NextVista.org? Take a moment to enjoy these fun collaboration videos that each teach us something useful about art.
Watch the students at work below. I captured many classes with time lapse, photos, and video while they painted and sang about making their mark.
Created by contributions from each 4th grade student submitted on their iPad.
In 1994 Edvard Munch's famous painting The Scream was stolen from a Norwegian art museum. It was recovered in a daring undercover operation by British detectives. Charles Hill was one of those detectives who posed as an art dealer to trick the thieves into returning the painting. Watch the 3:51 minute video here.
Interactive ways to explore the art:
During the school's ice cream social, we set up the art room for an I SCREAM social. Many students and parents came by to enter the artwork. See their images here.
We annotated over a video of the hallway to see how we can find converging lines and a vanishing point in our hallway much like we see in the Scream.
This video demonstrates how relative size and placement enhance the illusion of depth in perspective. I'm hoping we can try making animations like this as a lesson extension.
View our gallery of Scream Painting Collages HERE
and view our little video introduction below or here.
View our Entry for the What's Your Story
Internet Safety Contest
(Won the 2nd Place Prize)
View this musical tribute to the hard working teachers at Dryden and the students they love to teach.
Tricia Fuglestad, NBCT 07
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