We were also thrilled to learn that our animation won a special bonus prize from http://icreatetoeducate.com
They will be giving Dryden School a site license for their desktop animation software and a new HUE HD webcam. Thank you!
I also received a copy of their iPad animation app (MyCreate) which I plan to explore over the break.
My fourth graders learned about stop-motion animation this past Spring. To introduce and play with some of the concepts and illusions you can create with this animation technique, I had them animate themselves during class time. We compiled the classes videos into one short mixup and submitted it to the NextVista.org student video contest called Super Thoughts. Our video was chosen as a finalist in this international contest and today we learned that it was selected as a winner! http://www.nextvista.org/tag/contestwinner+thoughts/
Did you know that Artsonia, our online digital art gallery, offers custom portfolio books featuring the art of your favorite young artist?
Wouldn't it be wonderful to create a coffee table book full of your child's artistic endeavors from the school year? Here is a link to explore: http://www.artsonia.com/gifts/products/pbooks/
I decided to create an image that I could upload to Artsonia to have made into a gift for my husband for our 15th wedding anniversary this summer. I drew this illustration using the Procreate app and a bamboo stylus. The app records the drawing process so you can see all the changes, revisions, and choices I made along the way. For example, we both wear glasses but I erased them. Who needs glasses at that distance?
Speaking of illustrations, have you seen the award winning Fugleflick, "Allow us to Illustrate"? View it here.
Take a moment to see our 2013-14 Dryden Art year in review video featuring tons of Fuglefun through out the school year with every grade level, K-5.
Keep stopping back (or subscribe to the fugleblog). I plan to share my discoveries, news, and art-related fun stuff here over the summer.
As we all know, Bacon is the meat that exceeds. So, students who exceed expectations for behavior in art class were said to have "Bacon Behavior".
All students who were caught showing Bacon Behavior were entered into a raffle to win their very own plush toy Bacon (he even says, "I'm Bacon" when squeezed!)
Congratulations to our many many students nominated this year for Bacon Behavior. The winner of the plush toy was….
During the last week of school this year many groups will have a chance to celebrate art education with a Fugleflick Film Fest of student-created, art-related videos. I put together a QR code book of 18 favorite Fugleflicks for students to Scan|View|Learn from during art with our class set of iPads and earbuds*.
Use this link to get your own printable Fugleflick QR code book via TpT.
* We use wipes to clean our earbuds
HAVE YOUR OWN FUGLEFLICK FILM FEST WITH MY SCAN|VIEW|LEARN QR CODE BOOK HERE.
P.S. THIS BOOK IS FREE FOR ANYONE WHO DONATED TO OUR IPAD FUNDRAISERS. PLEASE EMAIL ME IF YOU GAVE AND DIDN'T RECEIVE YOUR COPY.
We just heard that two of our Fugleflick videos were chosen as finalists in the NextVista.org Super Thoughts student video contest. Both videos involve 4th graders who were learning about stop-motion animation.
The first video, Animating Ourselves, (collaboration category) was made during class time when students used their own bodies as objects to demonstrate different principles of stop-motion animation. The second video, Green Screen Stop Motion Stations, (teacher category) demonstrated how fourth graders used these stop motion ideas to create a collaborative animation using green screens, iPad apps, and their own art as the background. View all the finalists and see who you think should win first place in each category.
We will learn the final results over the summer (stay tuned!).
The above movies were pretty close to what our entries looked like for the contest. The contest links above will take you to the actual entries. Both these movies were based on the learning and creating that went into our collaborative stop motion animation movies.
I posted all of those on our Movement over Movement blog post. Below is one example.
It always amazes me what these little artists who began the year struggling with very simple things (like holding a pencil) can do by the end of Kindergarten. These completely freehand drawings include large flowers that go off the edge of the paper, overlap, have stems that enter a vase that is rounded to look 3D with wrap around pattern.
Take a look at the whole gallery on Artsonia.
I uploaded the step-by-step lesson and other resources to my Fuglevision wiki.
Here is a link.
Thank you so much for taking the time to see what amazing things Dryden artists are doing! Have fun clicking around!
Congratulations to Ciara, Lily, Jenny, Emma, Brianna, Olga, Rachel, Jillian, Giuliana, Kelly, Julia, Sophia, Cindy, Marion, and Kylie! Their movie, The Internet Was Created for Good was selected as a winner in the Digital ID 21st Century Citizenship PSA Challenge. View the other winners from K-12 on their site here. Watch the full version of their movie below.