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.
Second grade students make a snowman, then take a flight with him using art, animation, and imagination
Students were given roles, iPads, bendable monsters, instruction sheets, and 20 minutes to make a collaborative stop motion animation monster dance video.
5th graders have been studying the magical animations of Evan Hilton to try to understand how they are made. We looked frame by frame at his ideas and a couple ideas from Andy Martin that used clay and other objects in a progression of stages to make things melt, shrink, grow, change, and other magical things. I gave my students these think sheets to help them make a plan for an animation using objects from the art room and model magic clay. Each student will be the director of their short stop-motion animation so, they have to be able to clearly communicate their vision to their animators and photographer when it's their turn to make the magic happen.
Results: students' illusions
Feedback from our inspiration:
Finished Clay Sculptures: view on Artsonia
Digital Extension: March of the Penguins
Students are going to use stop motion animation to make it look like their penguins can waddle around. (fingers crossed!)
The WRAP-UP movie:
This movie features all four groups of stop motion animations and some behind the scenes peeks at how these adorable penguins were created.
I had the privilege of leading an iPad workshop with art teachers, technology specialists, and administrators using the lessons I've developed for my students at Dryden. I love knowing that the things we are doing in our art room can influence and maybe inspire other young artists and their teachers. I taught from my growing collection of 222+ STEAM art lessons found here. You download my presentation. When you see numbers next to a lesson it refers back to the number in my STEAM art lessons collection where you will find resources, student examples, tutorials, and/or handouts.
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,
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