Digital Cameras<br />Students learned how to open digital photos in various programs, such as iPhoto, Word, and Graphic Convertor.<br />They needed to change size proportions, color, and resolution in order to print a large photo for their self-portrait assignment.<br />Here’s the results…<br />
Computer Research<br />Students used the labs to research many different topics, one of which was animals. <br />They needed to find a quality picture of the animal they wanted to draw, and write a few notes containing interesting facts about that animal.<br />They presented the facts while showing the class their completed drawing.<br />Here’s the results…<br />
Student Use of Keynote<br />One of the major 8th grade projects involved researching different types of cultural masks.<br />They needed to choose a mask, create a Keynote presentation about the mask’s history, and create the mask.<br />The students presented their Keynote after the masks were finished.<br />Here’s the results...<br />
Teacher Use of Power Point<br />I found the best way to introduce an art unit was by creating a Power Point presentation about the topic.<br />It provided the students with a large visual, art history, and examples of the project. <br />They also learned about famous artists and viewed their work.<br />
Food As Art<br />The students were introduced to a few artists (via Power Point) who specialized in creating sculptures of food, using materials such as clay, steel, and wood.<br />The students took notes about these artists, and then were assigned to create their own clay food.<br />Here are the results…<br />
Graphic Convertor<br />The 7th graders are currently working on a self-portrait montage in the style of Andy Warhol, using Graphic Convertor.<br />They will need to use filters and effects to change/distort their self-portrait 9 times.<br />They will put all 9 altered photos together in a collage.<br />
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