This week students will hunt for the elements of art, photograph or draw them, label, and create a drawing, collage, or video. This all-school challenge will get students thinking about the building blocks of art while looking closely at objects all around them.
1. Use our Dryden login/password to view this BrainPop Jr. video on the Elements of Art
3. Build a collage of all 7 photos and label the element of art they represent. (See more options for how to do this at the end of the post).
4. Upload to Artsonia and explain what you photographed and how it relates to each of the elements of art in your artist statement. For example. I took a picture of my vase on the table to show space since it was large in the foreground and overlapped the chair in the background.
Options 1: photo collage
On a phone or tablet, build a collage using a free collage app (like Pic Collage).
On a Mac or an iPad you could use a free app called Keynote and design your collage on one slide and save it as an image
On a Chromebook or any computer or laptop, build your collage on a google slide and save it as a jpg.
Option 2: Draw or cut/glue
If you don't have a camera on your laptop, chromebook, iPad, or phone, try cutting up photos from a magazine that shows each of the elements of art and glue them into a collage or use this sheet. Or DRAW the elements in each of these boxes.
Option 3: Record a Video
You can record a video of each of the 7 elements of art. You can narrate the video explaining what we are seeing. Here is my example, I used the CLIPS app and added titles over each clip to label my work.
Get Inspired: Elementary Musical
This award-winning Fugleflick has each of the elements of art in the song. I sing this song every time I need to list the elements of art. I can watch this over and over again (and I have). Hope you enjoy it too!
We are the 2nd place winner of the ISTE Technology in Action Video Contest.
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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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