Okay, what if you wanted to teach your young students to make a landscape with foreground, middle ground, background, overlapping, relative size, a horizon line with primary, secondary, and neutral colors? Also, what if you also want to throw in a little bit of opaque and transparent too? And on top of all that you decide to turn it into an animation lesson on the iPads? Well, then, it might look like this:click to view the gallery of student work on Artsonia
I created a Spooky Landscape lesson for my second graders a while back that covered many of the concepts I described above, but now with the magic of iPads and the awesome animation app, DOINK, I think we can add much more (time permitting).
There are a bunch of ways to approach this lesson from starting completely from scratch on the iPad (animation above) to importing a photo and animating over it (example below). This idea uses animation to teach opaque-vs-transparent and relative size. This is so fun and easy that I'm certain my 2nd graders will be able to do this in art class over a few sessions with our class set of iPads, styluses, and DOINK animation app. Maybe we will piece all their little animations into a class movie and compose spooky music as a soundtrack much like this 3rd grade alien animation & this flying 5th graders animation.
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These paintings by 5th graders combined art skills, concepts, and US history.
View the rest of our 5th grade Mayflower Seascapes in our gallery on Artsonia.
We practiced our Observational Drawing Skills (see this fugleflick above at the left) to draw the Mayflower ship. We learned about the voyage of the pilgrims through videos from Brainpop and Espresso Education.
Then we painted our seascape with both transparent paints for the sky/water, and opaque paint for the ship (see the fugleflick video above on the right to see who would win in a battle between Opaque Man and Transparent Man).
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