In Term 1, the children learnt how self-portraits can be created digitally on iPads. These works were created using the art app Art Studio. Firstly, the children took photos of themselves. These photos were imported into the app and a “layer” created over the top of the image. The children drew on this “layer” until they had completed their drawing with thin black line. The photo is then deleted and their tracing drawing remains. The process is then repeated with their line drawing imported and a “layer” is added over the top of this image. The children then colour using a range of brushes, paints, pens, and spray effects.
This is work from the first two or three lessons; most are not finished as the children want to keep working on them.
We have been using the Art Studio app app on the iPads lately.
This is a great tutorial on how to create a cartoon portrait using “layers”.
The NGV presents a major solo exhibition of one of the most influential living artists, David Hockney: Current. The exhibition, curated by the NGV in collaboration with David Hockney and his studio, features over 1200 works from the past decade of the artist’s career – some new and many never-before-seen in Australia – including paintings, digital drawings, photography and video works.
Stand before a huge image of Yosemite by David Hockney and see the artist’s rendition of wispy clouds hovering over midnight blue mountains. Look closer and see strokes drawn by a stylus on an iPad, and pixels from an inkjet printer.
At 76, David Hockney, the British artist known for bold colors and landscapes, remains an early adopter of technology. His iPad drawings are included in “David Hockney: A Bigger Exhibition” at the de Young Museum, in San Francisco through Jan. 20.
Mr. Hockney uses the Brushes app, a stylus and a digital inkjet printer that takes 20 minutes to print each large page. He’s known for drawing and painting outdoors, and the iPad has simplified that process. It has also raised questions among critics about whether iPad drawings qualify as art.
Read full article here … http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/01/10/the-ipad-is-an-artists-canvas-for-david-hockney/?_r=1&
Writer-actress-magazine-editor Tavi Gevinson talks to digital artists about how technology is changing the art experience.
In Term 4 we will be looking at the artist Keith Haring, an American artist from the early 1980’s.
and a great online resource …
Art Teacher, Kelly McFadzen, from Singapore American School – elementary (primary) made this video. A lesson she did with her Grade 5 students on their iPads. Their School would like to do an collaboration and art exchange with our School.
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Tricia Fuglestad, is the K-5 art teacher at Dryden Elementary School in Arlington Heights, IL. She is the NAEA Western Region Elementary Art Teacher of the Year 2013, was honored with a Teacher of Distinction Title from the Golden Apple Foundation in 2012.