I finally packaged my Bubbling Beakers STEAM transdigital lesson on TpT. It is a 40 page step by step visual guide for creating the forms from shapes, color mixing, drawing and painting a background in perspective and using complementary colors. Explore
I also packaged up the Dot Day Augmented Reality Color Wheel Activity. It includes the handout and guided instructions for creation and exploration with Quivervision. Explore
Today-ish is Dot Day (a day to celebrate making your mark) and also the day I wanted kindergarteners to explore the color wheel. So, we did both in a new way. I usually begin kindergarten art classes with a lesson on the primary colors, secondary colors, and how they fit on a color wheel. I give them a blank color wheel sheet and we use the three primary color crayons to fill in primaries and mix to make secondaries. This color theory lesson has become much more rewarding for my students now that we have a 1:1 iPad art room. After filling in our modified quiver dot day wheel we use the Quiver app to make our wheels come to life with augmented reality (AR). Download my color wheel sheet found in my packaged lesson here. See my previous post for more images.
5th graders are going to do an all grade-level collaboration in celebration of International Dot Day. They will contribute an exquisite corpse drawing of either a HEAD, MIDDLE, or LEGS on a cardboard cube. This idea was inspired by the IAEA conference. They had the cubes set up on tables for us all to draw on in pencil. I took some back with me to inspire my students...and it worked. My students were very inspired by them and were begging to try it too. So, I used our amazon gift card from winning a NextVista.org contest to buy the boxes for this year.
I always love to introduce the primary colors to my kindergarteners at the beginning of the school year, but now that the art room iPads have the Quiver App, it is a magical experience when our crayon color wheels lift off the paper and dance, bubble up, and spin. This year we colored one color wheel together step by step last week and watched the magic happen this week. Then student watched the tumblebook version of the book, The Dot, and created anything they wanted in a blank quiver dot sheet. Perhaps their new drawing made from the primary colors (red, yellow, and blue) would have some secondary colors (purple, orange, and green) when they combine.
After installing QUIVER on all the art room iPads, I printed the Quivervision Dot Day coloring page. I modified it to help kindergarteners make a color wheel on the Dot with the three primary color crayons: Red, Yellow, and Blue.
We've been celebrating International Dot Day in my art room for many years. I thought I put together some of our ideas and resources in one place.
Here is a link to the Dot Day Tumblebook or click on the image to the left.
Quiver partnered with Dot Day by creating an Augmented Reality experience with the Dot drawn in the center of the coloring page. Visit their site to download the standard page or check out my kindergarden dot page here.
We're going to celebrate International Dot Day in the art room with a coloring collaboration. Each of these three paintings by Vincent Van Gogh have been converted into coloring pages then enlarged into oversized posters (using blockposters.com). 4th graders are going to each get a piece of the puzzle to color as we watch the videos below about Dot Day and Van Gogh's life/work. We will see how our unique mark making combines with others as we fit all the pieces together on the mural wall. There is no right or wrong, just a chance to learn about Vincent van Gogh while we color and be apart of a collaboration. So, let's VAN GOGH AHEAD AND MAKE OUR MARKS!
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.
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.
Use the "You Matter" manifesto from Angela Maiers to spark a conversation with students about the difference they can make in the world now and/or in the future.
Or celebrate International Dot Day by asking students how they will make their mark one day. Turn the table on tabloids by celebrating good character and good choices in life.
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