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I have so much to say about this digital graphic design lesson based on the painting Christina's World created on the ipads that I wrote it up as an article for School Arts magazine. Hopefully I will be able to share every last detail with you if it is accepted for publication.
Meanwhile, I wanted to share some resources that I made to accompany the lesson so you can explore these ideas now while you might have time. How to use instant alpha on a mac to erase the background is in the beginning of this video. How to use the magic wand tool from photoshop to do the same thing is in this video.
I erased Christina out of Andrew Wyeth's original piece, Christina's World. View the video below to learn how to do it in both Keynote and Photoshop Elements. The end of the video shows a student creating the artwork on the ipad using the Brushes App.
The key to making this project work with students is the Dropbox app for sharing and accessing images for the ipad.
View our online art gallery of completed student work for this project. Many students wrote a bit in their artist statements explaining the new story they intended to tell.
The more you know what an app can do, the more you see how you can use it with your students. So, I've been playing and exploring on the iPad all summer.
Last night I decided to try to make an image to communicate our new weekly #ArtsEd Chat on Twitter (Join us!). To make this image I used the Brushes App to draw, ArtStudio App to add text, create an overlay effect, and import an image I borrowed from the PlayArt app. I thought it might be helpful to demonstrate how to do all these steps, so I practiced using another app called, Display Recorder (which is not in the Apple store right now for some mysterious reason) to make a screencast on the ipad. I uploaded it to youtube (see below).
Today is the start of iPads in art class week. We've already made wonderful masterpieces. Watch my demo below (or with this link) of how the fifth graders made their own version of Christina's World by Andrew Wyeth. I uploaded their final pieces on Artsonia already. View them here. Here is a quick video of a student working on hers (click here.)
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