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 just returned from my state art education conference in Bloomington-Normal, IL. I had opportunities to mingle with art teachers from across the state, attend presentations on a variety of topics, present on iPad animation ideas, attend award luncheons and gallery receptions, hang out with my D25 colleagues, connect with artists, special presenters, exhibitors, see my student honored for her artwork which was selected for the traveling exhibit, and soak in lots of ideas for how to improve my art program at Dryden.
I learned about a stand alone system called Game Frame that plays pixel art as an animation. I also learned about Glitch Art made from intentionally corrupting an image file by changing it to a .txt file playing with the code then reverting back to .jpg. I went to try this during the Hour of Code week with my 5th graders. I also saw some demonstrations of Aurasma from D211 high school art teachers and visualized some solutions that might work for bringing augmented reality to our Dryden art displays.
On the morning of Halloween, when silliness prevails, it is much easier to join the party than fight it. So we put aside our regular project and played an old game invented by the surrealist artists, The Exquisite Corpse. Sounds spooky doesn't it? We used our 12 iPads to do these collaborative monster-ish drawings over a figure template in Sketchbook express. The partner artists took turns adding to a figure by drawing with the stylus on a layer over the template. The template was erased and the drawing was then uploaded to Artsonia. We didn't have time to color, but we figured we could always print these and color by hand if we wanted. View their gallery on Artsonia here.
UPDATE: Packaged Exquisite Corpse
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