Go Away Big (any color) Monster!
Congratulations to Riley who created this percolated still life drawing at the end of her Kindergarten year. Her piece was one of only 6 images (view the six Dryden Finalists here) I was allowed to submit for judging in the 2014 Illinois Art Education Association Youth Art Month Poster Contest. Her percolated still life was one of 14 selected from art images submitted by art teachers from across the state for this prestigious honor.
Riley's still life will be part of poster design that will be sent to every school building and political leader at the capital as part of the observance of youth art month in March.
This is the 4th time a Dryden artist has been chosen for the IAEA YAM Poster design.
View Oscar's in 2010
View Kaitlyn's in 2011
View Robert's and Ben's in 2013
I have THRILLING news for many Dryden Students today! I was interviewed by Alyson Stamos of Natural Child World Magazine about Dryden's Art Program towards the end of the school year thanks to the recommendation of Jack Tovey, art instructor/digital media specialist and Amanda Armstrong, Program Coordinator for Erikson Institute's TEC Center.
The article talks about how our students use digital media and devices to create art, shows six of my second grader's digital abstract cats in the style of Laurel Birch, and four of our fourth grader's Wish for the World images.
(More ideas on my Creating on iPads page)
I lead an Art Education Association of Indiana sponsored an iPad workshop with art teachers on Saturday, Feb. 23rd. We explored techniques, ideas, and some apps that would enhance their art curriculum using my Creating on iPads resource page as a reference. Thank you Jill Sayers for organizing this event and Jay Blackman for setting up the tech. Together we drew collaboratively, from photos, in layers, from scratch, emailed art, practiced using the dropbox, grabbing templates, using photographic effects (both web-based and app-based), and created animations using the amazing Doink App. We even looked at how to build a Weebly website to host your links, photos, videos, and files to give access to your students.
Take a look at their creations in the video below:)
Special thanks goes to the folks at Percolator App and Bobbleshop App for giving us free iPad app codes. Attendees were very excited to go home and play!
Using iPads in the Art Room
Over break I was asked to try to summarize how we use iPads in Dryden's art program.
This felt very difficult because it is an organic process that evolves and grows as I learn what my students are capable of accomplishing and what apps are available to enrich our learning. Below are the slides I submitted to Sumit Vishwakarma, iPad artist and speaker. He will be including Dryden's art program in his presentation at the MacWorld Conference in San Francisco titled iPad Art Innovation. I also sent him a video with footage and stills of my students exploring and creating on their iPads (scroll down).
If you are interested in exploring more ideas for using iPads in art, take a look at my Creating on iPads page with tutorials, examples, and files for experimentation.
iPads at Dryden from Tricia Fuglestad on Vimeo.
Creating on iPads: A Practice Page
I'm gearing up for the school year by collecting my resources and making them easily available for anyone who wants to learn some of my tips for how to create on the iPad. There are tons of apps in the app store, but I tried to limit my ideas to only a few so that we can work with what we have on our school iPads while I explore other apps and begin writing grants to get them in the future. (100 ipads=$$ for each app purchase) so I'm trying to keep it simple. Below is a screen shot of the new page I added to my website. Visit it here. There are links leading to resources, videos, tutorials, and files that you can download from your iPad and get started playing right away.
Santa Up Close and Abstracted
Third graders painted an up close and cropped portrait of Santa much like Andy Warhol's Santa image. Then they used the ipods to photograph and apply a customized effect using the Percolator App.
View our santa up close gallery here:
View our percolated santa gallery here:
Watch this video to see their work and the process:
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