Congratulations to our very own Dylan for being the only elementary art student in the state of Illinois on the Illinois Art Education Youth Art Month Poster this year! Her magic carpet painting from this lesson in third grade. Coincidentally, this lesson is also featured in the March 2019 issue of School Arts Magazine here.
The lesson is transdigital, meaning it had a physical and digital aspect. You can scan the QR code on the poster to see Dylan fly on her magic carpet.
I've spent months playing with augmented reality in preparation for bringing into my classroom. My 5th graders were my first students to go through the steps I had envisioned of making art, making the art move through animation, then witnessing the art come alive with augmented reality as they scan the art and see the animation.
I wrote about this lesson and every step involved in this post.
I received some very exciting news today in my inbox. It read as follows;
"Your student, Tyler, won for the Elementary School division for the Youth Art Month poster flag contest. You should be very proud of him and yourself! Your student will win $100 worth of art supplies and yourself $300 worth of art supplies from Sargent Art." ~ Youth Art Month Coordinator, IAEA
Tyler's double portrait of himself (left) and his friend Colin (right) was completed in May of 2017. This amazing portrait was finished beyond the deadlines for our district art show.
I was hoping I could find a way to exhibit it when I learned that the theme for this year's Youth Art Month flag and poster was going to be "Building Community through Art". I thought the image fit the theme and submitted a digital version to the contest.
Only 4 pieces in all of Illinois will be featured on the YAM Poster/Flag design. The Illinois Art Education Association chose Tyler's as the winner from the elementary division. There is a middle school winner, high school winner, and a grand prize winner as well. As part of Tyler's award, he will be given $100 worth of art supplies. Congratulations Tyler for such an amazing piece of art. I'm so glad others will get a chance to enjoy it too.
Tyler Honored at the IL HS Art Awards
iPad Animation iDeas that Teach Concepts Dynamically
See this blog post dedicated to this presentation including a thinglink (also below) with links to each project featured. Use this link to view all STEAM art lessons.
Owning the Learning with Fugleflicks
Find all the movies featured in this presentation on my Fugleflicks page.
Or download the Fugleflick Scan Book to share them with your students independently
Below is a PDF of each slide of my presentation.
Things I learned or want to learn...
Update: I made a plan for how I'm going to paint my Ukulele when it arrives.
I was really inspired by the project Megan Idell presented inspired by street artist, INSA who made Gif-iti art coupled with augmented reality. See some examples.
I demonstrated how to make a custom animated hologram. Here are my resources.
I had a chance to explore Susan Tiemstra's station with CreoPop 3D Pens. I took pictures of the creations people left behind. She said it is non-toxic heated ink cured with LEDs.
I practiced glitch art after talking it over with Justin Bickus at bit. He had a great suggestion. Take one file and open it in Text Edit and then open it again in Preview. This way when you change the code you can see the changes refresh in the photo.
Two Award Winners:
My former student teacher Matthew Etherington (who helped design this amazing lesson) won the IAEA Young Professional Award and my student Jessica was one of 40 artists honored for her artwork that was chosen for the year-long traveling IAEA Student Art Show. Find out more here.
Only 40 pieces of art art chosen from across the state for the Illinois Art Education year-long traveling art show. Out of the 683 pieces submitted by art teachers across the state our very own Jessica's artwork (currently in 5th grade) was selected. She will be honored at the conference on Saturday in St. Charles.
Below is an image of her painting based on Van Gogh's Bedroom at Arles.
She also entered the bedroom in a digital extension project.
See the whole project and all the videos here.
Update from the event:
The Illinois Art Education Association is now offering free webinars for professional development hours. They're short, interactive, and interesting (hopefully.) Check out the list of upcoming and archived webinars on their site (click button or here) to register.
Make it Then Move it: Mixing Physical and Digital Art
Wednesday, September 20th, 7pm Central
Format of Webinar:
The webinar will be synchronous beginning at 7pm central time. I will be sharing short pre-made videos that explain my content and then coming on your screen chatting with you through my webcam. You can interact by sending questions through the interface. Hopefully you will find it helpful. Feel free to watch the videos ahead of time so you can think of questions you might want to ask.
1. Express Yourself in Expressionism
Students made art physically then entered it digitally through the magic of green screen.
View the post here and my brief video below.
2. MAKE IT then MOVE IT: Animated GIF
Students make artwork, take a digital photo of it, then use Brushes Redux on the iPad to make it into an animated GIF. See my post for details and the brief video below.
3. Make Digital Art Physical: HOLOGRAM
Students make a flipbook style animation on the iPad using Do Ink Animation app then make it "come to life" as a hologram. See my post for details and the brief video below.
The more detailed tutorial is on my post.
4. Rotoscope in a Mutoscope
Students collaboratively turned a video into a rotoscope (digital). These individual drawings were then printed and made into a flipbook mutoscope (physical). View my post for more details and the brief video below.
5. Animated Sketchnotes: Mini Stories
Take the sketchnote concept to the next level by animating them. Combine physical drawings and animations to tell mini stories. View my post for details and the brief video below to hear the secrets of some of my mini digital stories.
6. Haunted Masterpieces
Students can enter paintings as if they were ghosts haunting them using the Green Screen App by Do Ink. This gives students a chance to digitally interact with art, change the meaning, and reflect on the new story as if it hung in a haunted art museum. See my post for details and view my haunted paintings and meanings in the video below.
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.
Congratulations to Karis (currently in 3rd grade) who had the above piece of art chosen for the 2016-2017 Illinois Art Education Traveling Student Art Show. Her piece is one of only 40 chosen from hundreds submitted to tour the state of Illinois in multiple exhibits through out the year. She will be honored at a reception in Bloomington, IL during the IAEA conference.
The show will travel to the Palatine Public Library for April 2017. That's very nearby so plan to stop in and take a peek at the best of the best of K-12 art education.
View what this art show reception
has looked like for our past winners:
Aleena in 2014
Klaudia in 2013
Kenzie in 2012
Kristelle in 2011
Anthony and Rachel in 2010
I am feeling very fortunate to have had a chance to be around educators again even for a short time. Now that I've been home on a medical leave to help Mr. Fuglestad, I hadn't been able to get out at all. Actually, this trip to the Illinois Art Education Conference in Lisle, Illinois was my first big outing since the accident thanks to the fact that it was a close drive and family graciously volunteered to help out at home. I am grateful that I was able to congratulate my friend and nominee Deyana Matt for winning Art Educator of the Year and see my student recognized for being one of only 40 artists to have a piece of art in the state-wide traveling art show.
While attending the conference I was able to reconnect with many friends who have been kind and supportive, sit in on some great sessions, and hear some inspirational keynote speeches.
Unfortunately I missed my own award ceremony in Indiana. I was awarded a Jacobs Educator Award however an overnight trip at this point in Mr. Fuglestad's recovery didn't seem wise. I hope to connect with them in the Spring. You can view my video submission for the award in this former post. I just saw that the date it was posted. It was only days before the accident that changed everything. But, the world keeps going, kids keep on growing, and thankfully bodies keep on healing. We hope to be back as soon as we can.
We are the 2nd place winner of the ISTE Technology in Action Video Contest.
See my post for more info.
View our Entry for the What's Your Story
Internet Safety Contest
(Won the 2nd Place Prize)
View this musical tribute to the hard working teachers at Dryden and the students they love to teach.
Tricia Fuglestad, NBCT 07
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