This has been a big year for virtual conferences since many art associations have switched their formats from in-person to online. This year I'm virtually traveling to present in Georgia, Texas, Michigan, and Illinois to share a Keynote and presentations about our transdigital art and augmented reality. I also had the opportunity to host a Twitter chat for anyone thanks to the Grundlers who host #K12artchat
The Arlington Heights Library Art Show was canceled last May. I had all the banners ready to go already. They were just tucked away in my room all spring and summer long. When I returned to the building I decided to hang them in the hallway outside the art room. I know you can't come and see the art yet, so I took lots of photos and video to share it with you virtually. I even captured the augmented reality effects for the transdigital pieces. Take a look below or go to this link.
First graders made digital snowmen then put them into a snow globe animation. Read below to find out how and snag my resources so you can try it too.
If you have been following me on twitter, you would know that I'm currently in an augmented reality frenzy. I keep wanting to make everything around me and my students come to life with augmented reality. I now have a collection of children's book covers that come to life through animation and the EyeJack app. Explore them here.
I drew my learning mascot and placed her on this Calm Down poster for my classroom. When you scan the QR code using EyeJack app she comes to life dancing to Taylor Swift's song, Calm Down. This was made using free apps (drawn in Keynote, set to music in iMovie, and augmented in EyeJack app Creator). You can try it yourself or have a print made from my image using Artsonia (make sure you designate Dryden for Artsonia's 20% classroom donation). Here is what she looks like when you scan her.
Take a photo of the clouds and show us what you see.
Use this tutorial on your iPad using the Keynote app.
Art teachers in Wisconsin Rapids, WI wanted training in technology integration using iPads. They had recently acquired some iPads (not at 1:1 yet) for their art room. I shared a full day of my creation based transdigital lessons with them. Many of the ideas I shared had both a physical art making component and a digital extension that encompassed more art concepts as well as touching on the national art standards of creating, presenting, responding, and connecting.
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Here is a simple idea for an animated portrait using two apps: Keynote and Ezgif.com
I wrote a post over the summer about how to use keynote for making portraits: explore it here. This will help you go through the steps of importing a photo, tracing over it, and using transparent color shapes to fill the portrait with color.
I should explain how I came to the place where I made Darcy and Elizabeth of Pride and Prejudice emerge from the pages of the book. I began by wanting to practice a portrait drawing in Keynote on my iPad. I thought of the 1995 mini series of Pride and Prejudice and searched for a still image of the characters I had loved so much. I drew Elizabeth and Darcy separately based on the photo below using the drawing features in keynote.
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