This third grade lesson idea will introduce my students to the concept of drawing a form from a shape. Specifically, they will change a rectangle into a cylindrical mug full of steamy hot chocolate. They will then make this drawing into a still life with clear foreground and background, fill it with both shape and line pattern, and use color balance as they paint. This painting will then have a digital extension (making it transdigital) where they will animate steam coming from the mug, (possibly floating marshmallows), and snow falling out the window in the background.
I took a photo of a mug and projected on my interactive board. I then asked students to take turns finding the contour lines to help them see the curves of the rim, bottom, handle, and vertical edges. This whole class exercise help us focus on the drawing challenges before they began trying it on their paper.
I had 4" x 6" rectangles for each student and an old CD to get them started. These tracers help them plan the composition of their still life before they began drawing since they are concrete measures of size and placement to help avoid the frustration of redrawing when they realize that the object was too small, too high on the paper or too low. This also gave students a way to clearly see the transformation of shape to form as well.
We will take out the rulers and create vertical and horizontal lines stop and start again to indicate overlapping to depict the edge of a table and a window in the background. We need both elements for our future animation and pattern design.
We will import our painting into the Do Ink Animation app to create a flipbook style animation with a handful of frames. Then combine the animation and painting in the composition mode of the same app. More info coming soon...
Full story of the Polar Express book (16 minutes)
Hot chocolate scene of Polar Express animated movie (3 minutes)
My third graders are going to explore the primary & secondary colors, complementary colors, patterns, rotational symmetry, while learning the geometry of a circle in these color wheel paintings. Then they will be compared to op art as students rotate and digitally fall into them using Do Ink drawing and animation app on the iPad.
Step One: Learning the Color Wheel
Students practiced creating a color wheel with a rotationally symmetrical design inside. They needed practice with rulers, rotational symmetry, how to fill in the color wheel with secondary colors between each of the primary colors that mix to make it.
We used the Dot Day Quiver sheets to add an extra "dimension" to our practice since we were able to see the color wheels lift off the paper to rotate (and other effects) through the magic of augmented reality (using the Quiver app).
Step Two: Geometry and Symmetry
Step Three: Primaries and Complements
Painting neatly in this project is very important since the color wheel should always have bold clean colors in a specific order. We watched our STAY NEAT video and sang along to prep for our painting steps.
Step Four: Painting Patterns
Painting neat patterns with thin brushes over dry paint takes practice.
Get inspired about patterns with the REPEAT Fugleflick (warning, the song is very addictive-but luckily there is a karaoke version on my website if you can't get enough).
Step Five: Presentation of Physical Art
Our national standards for art education include presentation. Students need to think about how to prepare their art to present it as complete. We will use our BLACK MARKER to help redefine the six wedges of the color wheel while hiding our sloppy paint edges after getting inspired by our art room superhero, Black Marker!
Student examples: View the gallery
Step Six: Digital Extension
Students are going to learn about rotation and the illusion of depth using size to create a falling animation using two apps: Superimpose and Do Ink Animation App. The first step is prepping the still image of a student falling using the superimpose app.
This Fugleflick helps students remember some strategies for staying neat while painting.
Complementary in Every Way is a lovely Fugleflick video that introduces color theory including primaries, secondaries, and complementary colors through a sweet love story.
"To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world."
1. The Story (animated wordless version)
2. What is friendship (Brainpop jr video)
The campaign to end loneliness made this movie showing children befriending seniors.
3. How to make a Paper Airplane
4. Photograph the airplane (over green)
Mine is not the best example. I realized after I watched the video above that I had mixed up a step. My plane works, but it's not the same look as the one folded above.
5. Test your airplane (optional but fun)
I have pool noodles hanging in the art room for moments such as this! Find a partner and fly your airplane through your table hoop then return it to them (like in the book).
6. Pose with green screen (4 sec video)
Making green screen video clips (instead of using the live camera option) gives students the opportunity to create the effect on their iPad after I share out the green screen videos. They will need to crop, adjust the chroma key effect, resize, and place their video.
7. Draw and Animate Clouds (4 secs)
Use the Do Ink Drawing and Animation app. In the drawing mode make two clouds. I used the black line (thickness 4.0) and white pour bucket. Each is saved as a separate drawing in the app's gallery.
Using the composition mode of the Do Ink Drawing and Animation app, I set up a blue background with 16:9 aspect ratio, and used the "star" button to bring in/resize my clouds. I moved them (without touch the green dot) to the right side of the animation stage. Then I drag the green dot across the stage to the left side. This made an animation path. I did this for both clouds to make a 2 second animation. I could either stretch out this video by dragging the media in the timeline to 4 seconds or I could duplicate the video in the green screen app for a total of 4 seconds.
8. Put it all together (Green Screen app)
9. Finished Examples
Step One: Brainstorm your alien
Step Two: Finalize your Alien Drawing
I challenged the students to limit their colors to TWO and keep the design simple so that they can successfully redraw the alien in multiple poses to create the illusion of running.
Step Three: Import into app and trace
Students traced their sketch in the Do Ink Drawing and Animation app for their first frame in their animation sequence. First we went through all the steps for importing and setting up our animation. I printed my screen shot (see below) as a guide.
Step Four: Draw frames of animation
After tracing their original drawing, students chose their two colors and poured them into the drawing. Then used the "+" button to make a new frame. Then, they traced the head just as before but redrew the arms and legs to match the pose 2 position. They colored this one and continued. Frame 3 is where we draw the creature blinking.
Finished Student Examples: view gallery
Quick Test Run through Art Room
Step Five: Design an alien landscape
Inspiration Video: Andy Martin
Cherry asks, "What ever happened to Mr. Pepper?"
Where do salads come from?
10 Take Aways from my first ISTE
1. Apple had an interactive mural set up encouraging people to draw. They were using the hashtag, #everyonecancreate I drew on an iPad and it appeared in the iPad icon on the mural. My take away; free app Tayasui Sketches. It has two layers and cool fill tool. Also the pen tool is ready to use unlike Brushes app where we have to make an opaque brush to get a "black marker" line. The fill is unusual. You draw the shape then it fills, but that can create some really cool graphic design-y looks if you miss the edges and leave some white.
2. I need to play with the new drawing feature in the iPad keynote app. It can animate your drawing process as a playback. These ADEs used it to make a rotoscope video. Thanks Karlyb for explaining this feature to me.
4. Another transdigital art idea is forming in my mind when I explored the poster session from Jenny O'Sullivan where they used AR app HP Reveal to connect green screen Do Ink videos to photos that were made into books (using Shutterfly.) My roadblock in using AR has been that I didn't feel like the work in creating would pay off since it needs community education to know how to engage with it. I like their book idea since instructions for access the AR videos are included in the book. Families bought the books and it became a fundraiser to cover costs of legos, canvases, and printing.
5. I joined in on ISTETEN for their gathering on Monday. This was a chance to learn about their network and meet some new folks. I had entered their Tech in Action video contest and won second place. They showed my video and gave me a certificate. My administrators came to support me too (thank you)!
6. I was asked by @doinktweets to present educational and creative uses of their Green Screen and Animation apps during an early learning playground on Tuesday. The tweet I posted before the event stirred up a crowd of interested attendees. Karen Miller of DoInk said that I had over 200 attendees stop by to learn with me. I was LOVING it so much the time flew by. We looked at holograms, flipbook animation, and animated glow ideas and was able to share classroom applications and curricular tie-ins for each.
7. That's when I learned about #passthescopeEdu for those who are #NotatISTE These educators teamed up to use periscope to create interactive recordings that gave the folks from home a chance to experience ISTE. People requested to include my playground presentation. This video was made for them (974 live viewers) to see. They were able to ask me questions and watch me demonstrate to others from over my shoulder. How cool is this?
8. As I was exiting the conference I decided to stroll through the Maker Poster Sessions before I left. That's when I saw two ideas that made me rethink makerspaces. One was a 3D printed Lithophane of a photo of Frida Kahlo. It was a tactile representation of the blacks, whites, and grays in such a way that when you lift it to the light it reproduced the photo magically. I began forming ideas of how this could play out in my art room. Still mulling it over. But, it's the first time I seriously thought about a 3D printer. My tweet (below) inspired others and helped to crowdsource some answers about creating these.
9. The other maker poster session was the very last thing I saw as I headed out the door. This lady had a table of fun looking toys that caught my eye. I didn't understand what I was seeing at first but when it soaked in I wanted to cry. She was having students make tactile versions of favorite books and games to apply their creative problem-solving in a way that gave access for those who are visual impaired. Making with meaning. I learned there is a whole group of educators who strive for meaning, empathy, and kindness while teaching others to make through the interactions from the tweet. How wonderful!
10. My last takeaway: The learning doesn't end. When I got home I wrote my summer "To LEARN list" that included Morphi app. I have a better idea now also of who I want to follow on Twitter to keep learning from all summer long. I've been enjoying creativity challenges from @kimdarche using the #Creativities hashtag. Also, I'm hoping to join more chats and connect more this summer.
I collected all my tweets in this moment.
3. Each frame needs to be turned completely black to make the whole animation into a silhouette. This is really easy to do if you use the select tool (square with x ) and drag over the entire drawing. While it is selected (blue square appears) choose the black fill color. Repeat on each frame.
Afraid of Your Shadow?
Do you remember (older people) the Silhouette Blends from Electric Company? Two people framed the screen with their silhouetted profiles contributing parts of words to make one word together. The sounds they formed came on the screen as if from their lips. It was a fascinating way to hear and see words form. Here are some examples below.
Why an art teacher likes this effect:
I'll be sharing this presentation at the iEngage Midwest conference
Saturday April 28, 2018 9:10am - 10:10am
Hamburger University 2715 Jorie Boulevard, Oak Brook, IL 60523
Click here to see learn more about his conference and my session.
All of my ideas are on my SMORE page.
My students made beautiful patterned figure paintings to show movement. See their gallery on Artsonia. These paintings are also the backdrop for a stop-motion digital extension lesson where students animated a mannequin to show movement over their movement paintings. See this lesson and results here.
Make the Painting Move:
See my post for more info.
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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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Book Creator App
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Crazy Photo Booth
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Different Is Good
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