I have done a presentation called Creative Digital Projects that turn Stem to STEAM at three conferences over the past couple of years. These 45-50 minute presentations include a bizillion ideas in a media packed keynote file that I have trouble sharing online. However I did create a condensed version of the presentation for the AOE Online Conference last summer. The presentation has been behind a pay wall for one year and can finally come out for public consumption now. The following lessons are shared in the video below. Learn more from my links. Also, see Wes Fryer's review of my live presentation at the Illinois Computer Educator's Conference here.
Students will be taking a field trip to the Art Institute of Chicago where they will see the permanent collection of art in person. Their collection contains many famous pieces including Edward Hopper's Nighthawks. Unfortunately this is the only peek at Nighthawks they will have on this trip. I just learned that it will be on loan while we visit.
View student pieces here.
Look at how you can take this project one step further by importing the template into DoInk's Green Screen app. You can record a video through the transparent opening in a layer below. Realizing this will open many more possibilities. The only other way I knew how to do something like this was with a custom photo booth effect. But now students can each talk and interact with artwork this way!
Related post: Photobombing Edward Hopper Paintings
Fourth graders finished their surrealistic look at an interior space. As they were writing their artists statements and telling their dream-like stories of what happened when they reached for the door, I took out the Green Screen App that I'm currently beta testing and let a few volunteers speak through their artwork using our green screen, and our new iPad tripod adaptor. We were able to mirror what we were recording via Airserver so that the entire classroom could view the action on screen in real time.
They were also able to see themselves as they were being filmed. This app is AMAZING.
See my other posts on what this app can do.
View: We Want to Create
View: More Testing
View my first post: This App is Amazing!
I've been tweeting pictures and audioboos from the art room this week. If you don't follow my twitter feed @fuglefun you can still see some of the things I've shared recently below. You may want to subscribe to my Fugleblog as well so you can stay in the loop with the fun things that are going on in the Dryden art room. Enter your email here---->
I showed Ms. Koob, my student teacher, how to make custom photo booth effects.
You can view my tutorial and try it yourself. It's a great way to have students enter artwork and/or speak through a painting. Below students are using the camera app to create a super close up photo to juxtapose into a piece of art they will create soon.
On the first day of art in Kindergarten, students are introduced to the three most important colors in the universe, "The Primary Colors". Above they are working on a crayon colorwheel with color mixing for secondary colors. Below you can see us building a color wheel physically as I build mine digitally using my simple mimio studio game.
This is the image that inspired this project. I snapped this picture of my husband in Home Depot. I was on one side of this doll house looking through when he surprised me on the other side with his face. The juxtaposition of such a large face in a small place made me laugh.
If you want to try this project, you can use my empty nighthawks image here. View the video above to see how I erased the characters using the Brushes app.
Fugleflick filmmakers have been working since October on a video that promotes diversity metaphorically using art. Our original song drove the imagery and our understanding of surrealism from last year's work with Rene Magritte inspired much of what you'll see. Students used animation tools in Keynote and green screen effects in iMovie to create this dream-like movie. See if you can identify the 15 pieces of famous art shown throughout the movie. Please give our young filmmakers feedback in the comments area below. Thanks for watching, Different is Good.
Quiz your students by asking them to identify the famous art pieces as seen in the movie.
Click on each image to enlarge them. Then, use this answer sheet to see how you did.
My fourth graders have the iPads for one month which means that we get extended digital art-making experiences! YEAH. Our first piece is a digital spoof on the painting called, Son of Man by Surrealist Rene Magritte.
Students were asked to replace the apple with a personal healthy choice. We all wore the bowler hat to reference the original piece. View the original here. View our gallery here.
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