Thank you so much!
The symmetry button in the Sketchbook Express app for the iPad is a wonderful tool for an art teacher. Just think of how many times symmetry is a part of your art lessons. Here is one art lesson idea that Sketchbook Express is perfect for: the Face/Vase Figure-Ground Illusion. I would have students take turns photographing each other with their iPads in a profile pose to begin. They would then add these images as a layer in SketchbookX, trace it with the symmetry button, finish off the vase. I made a demo movie below showing all the steps I would go through. If you want to try along with me, use this image to get started.
More like this:
See this previous post with links to physical art and digital examples.
We Don't Want to Wait to Create
SHOULDN'T EVERY ARTIST HAVE A "PENCIL"
Right now we have two students sharing one "pencil" on the same piece of "paper" in the art room while trying to create their most exciting and motivating artistic pieces. iPads are a wonderful medium for so many artistic uses but we don't have enough to meet our needs. I explain it all in this flyer below.
DRYDEN STUDENTS THANK YOU!
Take a look at some of the creative iPad lessons
I have waiting for our young artists here.
I drew him using SketchbookX and duplicated the image to erase and change a few features. These two images were then added to the 5 Seconds app to create a two-frame looping animated gif that you can showcase on your webpage or in your presentations (using powerpoint or keynote). Watch the video below to learn more.
After listening to the google hangout via Edreach about integrating iPads in the arts. I started thinking about how art teachers can teach the same concepts they have always taught their students using iPads. We don't have to through out all of our thinking about art production and instruction. However, if we can harness the extra benefits of creating on iPads, we can enhance our student's learning and give them opportunities for art creation they haven't had before. In this project above, I would be teaching my young artists about the following concepts and art terms:
I love working with art teachers on generating ideas for incorporating iPads into the art room. During the last couple of iPad workshops we would start creating by using the free app Sketchbook Express. I love the simple interface yet powerful possibilities of this FREE app. After trying our hand at drawing (see this collage of teacher's collaborative figures) we would learn to share our work with each other via AirServer on my laptop. Each participant can mirror their iPad and share the screen with each other without ever leaving their seat. See what that looked like here. There are drawbacks with teaching students to use airplay to mirror their iPads and that was demonstrated repeatedly during my last workshop. Someone kept interrupting my presentation by accidentally choosing to mirror their iPad through my laptop from a different room in the building. This would shrink my display and sometimes knock me off the stream entirely. Imagine the havoc our students could create if they used this tool for evil. (Don't get ideas, please)
Photo Collages using Sketchbook Express
We celebrated International Dot Day in the art room this week as third graders filled their Kandinsky styled concentric dots with coils in this quilling project. This will eventually become a collaborative abstract piece as they connect their dots in one mural. What a perfect way to demonstrate the message of creativity and collaboration valued on this Day-ish. While students worked on coils the heard Peter Reynold's story, The Dot as well. Learn more about Dot Day here.
I put together last year's Dot Day lesson into a powerpoint showing step by step how we collaboratively created a dot where everyone could make their mark.
Download the lesson from TpT here.
The Green Screen DOINK app is currently in beta testing and I'm fortunate enough to be on the team! It is very very easy to use which, as an elementary teacher, is extremely important for implementing in my art room. The above video layers a Doink animation drawing with a photo. My original animation had a solid blue background which I was able to elliminate using the chroma key FX with a click or two. But wait! There's more!
This animation was made with two video layers. The top layer was an animation drawn in DOINK with a solid background and the back layer was a time lapse video from my camera roll (made in imotionHD). But wait, there's even more!
This app can also be used to capture live video with audio while creating a chroma key FX. In this video above I used the effect to elliminate the ghost's background which was green so you can see me in a layer behind. You can also film in front of green screen and layer photos, video, or animation behind! Are the ideas flowing already? This is really amazing!
UPDATE (next day): Okay, I was so excited about this that I set up the green screen at school and tried capturing live feed from the camera with the chroma key FX in the middle layer, an animation above, and a photo behind. Sounds tricky, but trust me, after a few simple clicks you too can make a silly video like this.
I have many lessons to share using the DOINK animation app if you can't wait to get started. Try exploring my Digital Lima Bean Monster lesson. I also tried creating this green screen FX using DOINK and iMovie. The results are more limited, but fun to try. Explore that post here.
We just learned that our Fugleflick, Different is Good, was selected as a Finalist in the student collaboration category for NextVista.org's student video contest.
Wish them luck! View it below and on the contest site here.
Here are all the finalists from all the categories in the NextVista Cool Insights Contest.
This isn't the first honor our Different is Good filmmakers have received. Their movie tied for Best of Show at the Schaumburg Team Screen Test Film Fest last spring.
View the full version of the movie, the slideshow from the festival even and more
on my blog post.
We learned that Different is Good did not win in it's category, however it did win the recognition of a finalist.
We will proudly display this certificate as we remember the efforts of our young filmmakers who worked collaboratively to share the message that Different is Good.
Our second graders had a great time learning facts about George Washington as we created a portrait of him inspired by the art of Gilbert Stuart. View their artwork on our gallery here. I infused my art instruction with technology including lesson delivery, art exploration, art production, digital art, and a class video. Take a quick look below at what I'm talking about and check out the other posts for more details.
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