Technology Makes Art Easy for Every Teacher in Every Classroom Mark Gura - Presenter  [email_address]
 
Where Do We Come From?... Where Are We Going? ~ Paul Gauguin Paul Gauguin
We Know the Need:  ART is among the first things cut when there are  time ,  budget , and  space issues .  As a result qua...
<ul><li>Every teacher an art teacher… every classroom an art room. </li></ul><ul><li>Visual Art should be a significant, c...
<ul><li>Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Techniques & Approaches  (Drawing, Painting, Collage, Mixed Techniques, Sculpture, Word Ar...
Art Activities:  What’s  Meaningful ? An artist is someone who fills space in a beautiful,  meaningful  way!   Arthur Wesl...
<ul><li>TOOLS 4 Making ART (free, user friendly, ubiquitous) </li></ul><ul><li>MS Word for drafting and drawing </li></ul>...
A sample digital art making Scenario… Search for an image and Download.
Open in Image Processing  program and CROP, Adjust, Use Effects, etc.
Use MS Word (Auto) SHAPES to draw a frame… then Insert image into it
OPEN image in Painting program, use “Crayon Brush” to color image and add tone.
Use “Pencil” tool  to add details
Painting with “Office” Software?
Creating a design inspired and informed  by the work of Piet Mondrian Use MS WORD – AUTO SHAPES “Lines” features
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Meaning through CONTEXT:  What do artists achieve with abstract design?
Meaning through  goals, parameters, and  challenges
 
 
Victor Vassarelly  Meaning: Following in the footsteps of famous artists.
Kandinsky Meaning: Following in the footsteps of famous artists.
Student work!
Complementary Color - Hard Edge Abstraction done with MS Word
Seymour Papert on Constructivism <ul><li>Learning by Doing </li></ul><ul><li>Technology as a Building Material </li></ul><...
Management Factors: - Time - Storage Space - Student Workspace - Frustration/Distraction - School – Home Continuum - Consu...
Classical Approach to  DRAWING Strategic Construction of Images  MS Word
How to  approach  representational drawing?
Contour Drawing the  “Natural Way to Draw” “ Drawing with Pencil Tool (Mouse) – Tracing outlines of observed shapes…
Drawn with MS Word  (Auto) SHAPES menu AND Painting Program
How do artists like Cezanne DRAW convincing representations ? Table Top Still Life
 
Ah ha, drawings can be CONSTRUCTED  of basic shapes!
Table Top Still Life Drawn in the “GIMP” program
Learning to see like an artist… Scaffolding Drawing Skills?
 
Drawing requires: understanding, observation, and reflection!  Technology supports students in exploring, understanding, a...
Composition/Design
A starting point: A set up still life or photo of still life. Challenge: Fill the space with a representation of what you ...
 
Teacher: Why did you make it that size? Why did you put it there?
Technology allows for EASY, casual experimentation.
 
 
 
 
 
 
ART is based on Conscious Decisions -  expression enabled by informed ability.
Composition is Intentional, not accidental!
Collage / Mixed Techniques
An abundance of material
Copy and size as needed…
Process for effects
“ INSERT”, adjust size and placement Use MS Word or PowerPoint  as work “canvas”, SAVE with Screen Capture Tool
Use intermediary program  to add, adjust, TRANSFORM… e.g. Paint, Paintbrush, ArtRage GIMP
 
Projects to apply techniques and structure learing experiences.
 
Hero  Trading Cards
New Images from the Floating World Contemporary Ukiyo-e done with today’s image making technology.
Technique: Use a simple Painting Program to transform a color photograph to a black and white line drawing.
Technique: Change a photo from color to black and white.
Technique: Use software to increase contrast and eliminate middle tones.
Technique: Use a Painting Program to “paint out” all but the dark outline.  1 2 3 4
Finally, INSERT the “processed” photo elements into PowerPoint , “size” and arrange them to compose a narrative in black l...
Transformed and combined, the collage elements create a “genre” piece that communicates information, ideas, and impression...
From photo to ‘drawing’
From ‘drawing’ to sculpture
Flat, linear sculpture? Keith Haring Jean Dubuffet
Beware of Instant Art! Meaning through reflective PROCESS
Use MS Word (Auto) SHAPES menu “Callouts”  to create comics/graphic novels
 
 
 
Background photo processed in Picasa – Finished piece done in MS Word
Word Art
Sculpture
<ul><li>Project: Graphic Enhanced Sculpture, Repetition in Imagery, Communication of Facts and Impressions </li></ul><ul><...
Exploring, reporting, expressing in  2, 3, and 4 Dimensions African Cultural Study Box Sculpture
Technology used as an enabler: Search for, then download the graphics needed. Then size, and reproduce them to satisfy the...
Use Technology to crop, reduce or increase size, flop, blur, copy or whatever is needed to make an image communicate what ...
Capturing, Archiving, Exhibiting Student Art Work… Virtually. (With some cross curricular enrichment and assessment advant...
Photo graph the work in the round (the 4 th  Dimension)! String the photos together for a Virtual Reality effect. Use Powe...
Share the work globally,  temporarily or permanently…
Use Web 2.0 to share ART, Reflections, … and invite feedback! Meaning through  ACCOUNTABLE TALK! (see University of Pittsb...
Use Web 2.0 to share Art, Reflections, Accountable Talk… and invite feedback!
Use Web 2.0 to share Art, Reflections, Accountable Talk… and invite feedback!
Use Web 2.0 to share Art, Reflections, Accountable Talk… and invite feedback!
Blogging is now common practice for artists!
Use Web 2.0 to share Art, Reflections, Accountable Talk… and invite feedback!
Use Web 2.0 to share Art, Reflections, Accountable Talk… and  invite feedback !
Contact Mark by email:  [email_address] ISTE Book Store: http://www.iste.org/source/orders/isteProductDetail.cfm?product_c...
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  1. 1. Technology Makes Art Easy for Every Teacher in Every Classroom Mark Gura - Presenter [email_address]
  2. 3. Where Do We Come From?... Where Are We Going? ~ Paul Gauguin Paul Gauguin
  3. 4. We Know the Need: ART is among the first things cut when there are time , budget , and space issues . As a result qualified, certified art teachers become short in supply, art rooms become scarce. etc . W hat’s the OPPORTUNITY?
  4. 5. <ul><li>Every teacher an art teacher… every classroom an art room. </li></ul><ul><li>Visual Art should be a significant, constant part of every student’s educational experience… Kids NEED it! Visual Learners Multiple Intelligences Fosters CREATIVITY Aligns powerfully with all subject areas! </li></ul><ul><li>Technology makes it possible! The big Bugaboo… TALENT, is beside the point… All students can have a satisfying, enriching experience in learning ART </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Techniques & Approaches (Drawing, Painting, Collage, Mixed Techniques, Sculpture, Word Art, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Projects (Techniques Applied) </li></ul><ul><li>Archiving, Sharing </li></ul>
  6. 7. Art Activities: What’s Meaningful ? An artist is someone who fills space in a beautiful, meaningful way! Arthur Wesley Dow
  7. 8. <ul><li>TOOLS 4 Making ART (free, user friendly, ubiquitous) </li></ul><ul><li>MS Word for drafting and drawing </li></ul><ul><li>Painting Program for drawing and collaging </li></ul><ul><li>Photo/Image processing </li></ul><ul><li>Screen Capture/Cropping Tool </li></ul>Interesting Art experiences involve combining tools and techniques
  8. 9. A sample digital art making Scenario… Search for an image and Download.
  9. 10. Open in Image Processing program and CROP, Adjust, Use Effects, etc.
  10. 11. Use MS Word (Auto) SHAPES to draw a frame… then Insert image into it
  11. 12. OPEN image in Painting program, use “Crayon Brush” to color image and add tone.
  12. 13. Use “Pencil” tool to add details
  13. 14. Painting with “Office” Software?
  14. 15. Creating a design inspired and informed by the work of Piet Mondrian Use MS WORD – AUTO SHAPES “Lines” features
  15. 26. Meaning through CONTEXT: What do artists achieve with abstract design?
  16. 27. Meaning through goals, parameters, and challenges
  17. 30. Victor Vassarelly Meaning: Following in the footsteps of famous artists.
  18. 31. Kandinsky Meaning: Following in the footsteps of famous artists.
  19. 32. Student work!
  20. 33. Complementary Color - Hard Edge Abstraction done with MS Word
  21. 34. Seymour Papert on Constructivism <ul><li>Learning by Doing </li></ul><ul><li>Technology as a Building Material </li></ul><ul><li>Hard Fun </li></ul><ul><li>Learning to Learn </li></ul><ul><li>Take Time – the Proper Time for the Job </li></ul><ul><li>You Can’t Get it Right Without Getting it Wrong </li></ul><ul><li>Taken from Eight Big Ideas Behind the Constructivist Learning Lab (Papert 1999) </li></ul>
  22. 35. Management Factors: - Time - Storage Space - Student Workspace - Frustration/Distraction - School – Home Continuum - Consumables vs. Virtual Materials
  23. 36. Classical Approach to DRAWING Strategic Construction of Images MS Word
  24. 37. How to approach representational drawing?
  25. 38. Contour Drawing the “Natural Way to Draw” “ Drawing with Pencil Tool (Mouse) – Tracing outlines of observed shapes…
  26. 39. Drawn with MS Word (Auto) SHAPES menu AND Painting Program
  27. 40. How do artists like Cezanne DRAW convincing representations ? Table Top Still Life
  28. 42. Ah ha, drawings can be CONSTRUCTED of basic shapes!
  29. 43. Table Top Still Life Drawn in the “GIMP” program
  30. 44. Learning to see like an artist… Scaffolding Drawing Skills?
  31. 46. Drawing requires: understanding, observation, and reflection! Technology supports students in exploring, understanding, and learning to make art! Q: What kind of art will we make now that everyone can draw?
  32. 47. Composition/Design
  33. 48. A starting point: A set up still life or photo of still life. Challenge: Fill the space with a representation of what you observe. ? ?
  34. 50. Teacher: Why did you make it that size? Why did you put it there?
  35. 51. Technology allows for EASY, casual experimentation.
  36. 58. ART is based on Conscious Decisions - expression enabled by informed ability.
  37. 59. Composition is Intentional, not accidental!
  38. 60. Collage / Mixed Techniques
  39. 61. An abundance of material
  40. 62. Copy and size as needed…
  41. 63. Process for effects
  42. 64. “ INSERT”, adjust size and placement Use MS Word or PowerPoint as work “canvas”, SAVE with Screen Capture Tool
  43. 65. Use intermediary program to add, adjust, TRANSFORM… e.g. Paint, Paintbrush, ArtRage GIMP
  44. 67. Projects to apply techniques and structure learing experiences.
  45. 69. Hero Trading Cards
  46. 70. New Images from the Floating World Contemporary Ukiyo-e done with today’s image making technology.
  47. 71. Technique: Use a simple Painting Program to transform a color photograph to a black and white line drawing.
  48. 72. Technique: Change a photo from color to black and white.
  49. 73. Technique: Use software to increase contrast and eliminate middle tones.
  50. 74. Technique: Use a Painting Program to “paint out” all but the dark outline. 1 2 3 4
  51. 75. Finally, INSERT the “processed” photo elements into PowerPoint , “size” and arrange them to compose a narrative in black line and flat tone…
  52. 76. Transformed and combined, the collage elements create a “genre” piece that communicates information, ideas, and impressions… clearly!
  53. 77. From photo to ‘drawing’
  54. 78. From ‘drawing’ to sculpture
  55. 79. Flat, linear sculpture? Keith Haring Jean Dubuffet
  56. 80. Beware of Instant Art! Meaning through reflective PROCESS
  57. 81. Use MS Word (Auto) SHAPES menu “Callouts” to create comics/graphic novels
  58. 85. Background photo processed in Picasa – Finished piece done in MS Word
  59. 86. Word Art
  60. 87. Sculpture
  61. 88. <ul><li>Project: Graphic Enhanced Sculpture, Repetition in Imagery, Communication of Facts and Impressions </li></ul><ul><li>Browser </li></ul><ul><li>Picasa (Photo Processing Application) </li></ul><ul><li>MS Word </li></ul>
  62. 89. Exploring, reporting, expressing in 2, 3, and 4 Dimensions African Cultural Study Box Sculpture
  63. 90. Technology used as an enabler: Search for, then download the graphics needed. Then size, and reproduce them to satisfy the needs of the emerging sculpture. Focus on the meaning and the message – technology is a very user-friendly means .
  64. 91. Use Technology to crop, reduce or increase size, flop, blur, copy or whatever is needed to make an image communicate what you’ve learned!
  65. 92. Capturing, Archiving, Exhibiting Student Art Work… Virtually. (With some cross curricular enrichment and assessment advantages)
  66. 93. Photo graph the work in the round (the 4 th Dimension)! String the photos together for a Virtual Reality effect. Use Power Point, Movie Maker, etc. http://www.slideshare.net/markgura/african-culture-sculpture
  67. 94. Share the work globally, temporarily or permanently…
  68. 95. Use Web 2.0 to share ART, Reflections, … and invite feedback! Meaning through ACCOUNTABLE TALK! (see University of Pittsburgh’s Institute of Learning’s PRINCIPLES OF LEARNING
  69. 96. Use Web 2.0 to share Art, Reflections, Accountable Talk… and invite feedback!
  70. 97. Use Web 2.0 to share Art, Reflections, Accountable Talk… and invite feedback!
  71. 98. Use Web 2.0 to share Art, Reflections, Accountable Talk… and invite feedback!
  72. 99. Blogging is now common practice for artists!
  73. 100. Use Web 2.0 to share Art, Reflections, Accountable Talk… and invite feedback!
  74. 101. Use Web 2.0 to share Art, Reflections, Accountable Talk… and invite feedback !
  75. 102. Contact Mark by email: [email_address] ISTE Book Store: http://www.iste.org/source/orders/isteProductDetail.cfm?product_code=netart

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