One of the ways I integrate iPads into the art room is by extending learning experiences digitally. Students worked on an observational drawing from a booklet of choices to create a black and white sketch of a person on paper. They listened to a very entertaining biography of the life and work of Andy Warhol (an artist famous for his POP ART) as they sketched. The next class period we used his inspiration to turn our sketches in digital art pop art designs.
Not only were students able to learn to photograph their artwork during this lesson extension, they were able to understand in a more dynamic way what contrast means.
We used the contrast and brightness adjustments in the superimpose app to magically make the pencil lines and greys of the paper disappear leaving a beautiful clean black and white image. We uploaded the black and white image into this exhibit on Artsonia. Then we use the pop art filter and uploaded the results to this exhibit on Artsonia.
Fugleflick to introduce Contour Line Drawing:
Take a digital image of the finished artwork and have students add an artist statement using an app like Phonto if on an iPad or Keynote if using a laptop.
Below is a tutorial about how I used the Automator app (part of your Mac computer and you probably don't know it) to make some big tasks SUPER SIMPLE!
1. My school xerox machine can scan a batch of art and email them to me as a PDF.
That's great but converting a PDF to individual images is hard unless you AUTOMATE
Download my PDF->JPGS workflow
View the online art gallery for these drawings here. View the pop art versions here.
2. I want to apply a photographic filter to each of the images from my students. That can be done in apps one at a time or YOU CAN ASK THE AUTOMATOR to do them all with one click. Download my Filter images into POP ART workflow
Watch the tutorial below and download my workflows to try it yourself!
Campbell Soup is offering a limited-edition Andy Warhol soup cans at Target in honor of their 50th anniversary. Read the story here.
I set up this display with the cans I purchased in the art room.
Here is how they look in the photo to the left. Please stop in and peek! Learn more about Andy Warhol and the Pop Art movement that he made so famous in this video below.
Trivia: Did you know that Dryden Artists have made a pop art image "famous" too? The image is called, Shark Dog. It was originally a mistake that students thought was brilliant. So they created a theme song and video for it. The original is also in the art room.
Hear the story of Shark Dog here.
Watch the theme song/video here.
Get the Shark Dog gear here.
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