Some iPad drawing apps like Procreate and Brushes allow you to record the drawing process as a movie. (Hint: Brushes doesn't allow you to export the file but, you can record the movie as it plays from your iPad through your computer using airserver, quicktime, or reflector apps.) This gives the artist a chance to show the creative process and enhance the viewing experience with music and/or narration for digital storytelling. The following images are scenes from my Snow Flurry Fairy story. Below each image is a process animation where you can hear a snippet of the story as you watch the drawing.
Similar idea: discuss your sketchnotes
I attended a workshop in Washington D.C. on educating students to become innovators. I made sketchnotes in the Brushes app of the ideas shared in our discussions and narrated my notes as the drawing process video plays. When they asked for feedback from the event, I sent them a link to this video.
Similar idea: time lapse video of art-making
Another way to record the drawing process is through time lapse video of a physical drawing. iMotion HD is a free iPad app that I use for time lapse and stop motion animation. These Artist Trading Cards were drawn and captured with time lapse then animated and set to music to help tell the story.
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.
"Each week I have my students reflect on their learning for the week and they have to share at least one thing they learned. At least 5 of my students wrote about learning how to quill. I have no idea what that is, but it sure made an impression on them! Way to go!" - Mrs. Crandall, 3rd grade teacher
Ms. Koob, our student teacher in art class, designed a quilling lesson based on the abstract art of Kandinsky. Students will learn the technique of quilling, become familiar with the artwork Squares with Concentric Circles, learn to build a collaborative piece of art as they combine their squares at the end of the project. Students began by practicing making coils and built a mini quill design. These were displayed together in one collaborative space. We created a time-lapse of one class working on coils and taking turns adding their piece to the collaboration. Watch them below.
We wanted to test iMotion HD's time lapse feature. I had an iphone tripod mount, downloaded the free app, and started it up as my 4th graders came to class to work on their monochromatic paper collage of Picasso's Old Guitarist painting.
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