One side of the handout is a screenshot from the video showing the final drawing that Simon leads you through. If you can't keep up, don't worry, looking at the sheet will help you finish. Use the other side to draw more poses for the Cat as you watch the next video.
Use your observational skills to draw the characters from the handout or the video.
Finished Dance Video:
Stayed tuned to the very end to see the students dancing along at the last day of school assembly. Thanks Mrs. Quick for taking the footage.
All Dryden students were completely energized by trying to dance along with our 1st and 2nd graders. Love that they had a chance to lead with their fancy moves!
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That's right! What if students made art that could move through the magic of stop motion? These little movement videos could be layered over kaleido free backgrounds and put in a collaborative dance movie too. First you would need to do the stop motion animation in front of green screen. The subject could be, for example, their cardboard whirligigs. See this post for how to make them.
Custom Animated Hologram
with Do Ink Drawing and Animation App
A year ago I learned about using a smartphone to view holograms. The idea definitely interested me but it needed to be tweaked to work for my art room.
First, I needed the idea to work on iPads since that is what students have access to. Secondly, I wanted my students to be makers, not just consumers, so I needed a way for them to make their own hologram videos in the style of these examples.
Today, I finally got around to working on solving these problems. I looked to an old favorite app Do Ink Animation and Drawing app and remembered how easily you can copy and paste layers, rotate animations, and work over a black background: all things needed for this effect.
I downloaded the template (on left) and traced it onto a piece of transparency, folded it and made a pyramid viewer. Then, I made a video tutorial showing how to make one flipbook style animated ghost became four in a rotationally symmetrical design so that you can view it as a hologram through the pyramid.
Next, I want to see if I can make this effect work with video using the Green Screen app by Do Ink. It will take some more steps because it only allows 3 layers at a time and one of those would have to be the black background. Hmmm...sounds like another post. (Update: look below...)
Other themes for your class holograms:
Custom Video Hologram
with Do Ink Green Screen App
WHOA! I hoped it was possible, and now that I've experimented, I know it is....
Custom Video Holograms!
To make these I used the Green Screen app by Do Ink and went through a few steps.
First: I took green screen video of a student doing a movement that would loop nicely.
Second: I imported it into the top two layers of the green screen app. I made them small (the same size) by pinching and rotated one until it was a reflection. Since I will need the video four times, I exported this video of just two to "flatten" it.
Third: I imported the "flattened" two image video on the bottom level then rotated the other two levels to make the four videos into a radial design.
Fourth: After checking that the images were matched in size and well placed, I exported the video to the camera roll.
Unlike the Do Ink animation app, the Green Screen app doesn't loop videos when you hit play. So, there are a few more steps before you can view the hologram.
Fifth: Export the movie TWICE. The slideshow feature in photos on the iPad doesn't work with only one image or video. You have to have two copies of it.
Sixth: Make an album in photos and select the two copies of your hologram video.
Seventh: Click on the album and choose slideshow, click on the options to make it repeat.
I couldn't figure out a way to keep the album name from NOT showing. So I just gave it a one letter title to minimize it. DONE! Put on the viewer and enjoy!
Cards for hospitalized kids is an organization started by Jen Rubino, a young lady who had 26 operations for her rare condition and numerous days in a hospital. She was touched by a handmade card and wanted to see that other kids in similar situations had the chance to be encouraged and uplifted in the same way.
Diana M (5th), Eva (1st), Kristiine (5th), Kenan (3rd) Ola (2nd), Zhara (3rd), Anne (4th), Sara (5th), Sophie (2nd). Click on this thinglink to learn more about each piece of art.
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Congratulations to our first place winners in the Hall of Fame Raffle. Gabriel (1st grade), Emily (3rd grade) and Jonah (3rd grade) each won a t-shirt featuring their own artwork and a free family pass to the Art Institute of Chicago. This poster will be on display in the hallway until the fall and immortalized on our Hall of Fame webpage where you can learn more about how to qualify for this free raffle by participation on Artsonia with fan club members and comments.
Congratulations to the second place winners, Riley (2nd grade) and Kai (3rd grade), who also won free family passes to the Art Institute of Chicago.
Donor's Choose Grant:
Over Spring Break I saw a post on social media from my art teacher friend, Ms. Tiedemann in New Jersey. Her students made wonderful and meaningful pendants with a mix of clay and beads. I was so inspired that I wrote a Donor's Choose Grant (see it here) to purchase the supplies. I was completed and ready to start the next week!
The "down beads" had small holes so we strung them using wire.
Finished Student Pendants:
Transition from physical to digital
View the Gallery of Critter Sketches here
Coloring in Colorscape App
Making these critters fly in Do Ink App
Students took a nature photo on the school grounds with their iPad and used it as the background for these short flying animations. They were then turned in to me and complied into a class movie (see below). Their individual screen shots from their animations are on artsonia in this exhibit.
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It would be best if the video loops too since the crank allows you to view it over and over again. So, I asked one 5th grader from each of the 4 classes to volunteer to be filmed performing a short dance move that would easily loop. Here they are below.
1. Film a short looping video
2. Prepare the 24 frames of video
The Flipbookit website has an online maker tool that helps you prepare for a rotoscope animation. After you upload the looping video to their site, you can chose the portion you want to use, see a preview, and download the 24 frames of the video. These frames are what your students will draw over to make the rotoscope. If you have 24 students, then they each need to draw only one frame of the animation. We were able to do this in one 45 minute class period while learning the app, tools, and concept.
3. Preparing the tools to draw
4. Turn in and rename digital files
I shared out the flipbookit images through my dropbox. Each student was assigned a number and drew their piece of the animation based on this image. When they were done, they turned back their art into a new folder with the number and their name on the file. It automatically organized by number. I was ready to upload it to the flipbookit maker tool.
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4.5 (optional) Made an animated gif
5. Print and load the flipbookit
Digital animation made physical
Drawing from Experience
This lesson requires student to create a CONTOUR LINE DRAWING. Allow the old and wise (and very little from all the years of sharpening) Grandpa Pencil explain more.
Extension: Build a Mutoscope Viewer
A package arrived the other day in a very cool box. I was heading out to recycle it when it occurred to me that the flip top that opens to a windowed interior may make a cool viewer for my Flipbook (mutoscope). I'm not done painting the inside or customizing my own animation yet, but I thought I'd share what I started here.
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Tricia Fuglestad, NBCT 07
is the K-5 art teacher at Dryden Elementary School in Arlington Heights, IL. with a masters in K-12 technology integration. Tricia has been recognized for her innovative teaching in 2010 with the PBS Teachers Innovation Award, won Illinois Art Teacher of the Year in 2011, awarded Teacher of Distinction in 2012 by the Golden Apple Foundation, received Western Region Elementary Art Teacher of the Year 2013, selected to become a Jacobs Educator 2014-15, and was presented with the NAEA Art Technology Outstanding Community Service Award in 2016. Learn more here.
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