‘Scratch’ and Code.org are generating
a lot of excitement among students.
Bruno and Alex from sixth class have
been coding for a VERY short while.
If you click on the link in the tweets on this post,
you will see the digital art being created.
You can also see the code the students wrote.
We look forward to learning much, much more.
Photo Credit: @Doug88888 via Compfight
If covering the topic of colour in class,
this website has great potential
for encouraging learning and discussion.
It is called Colours in Motion
and was created by Maria Claudia Cortes
It is interactive and animated
and deals with the symbolism of colour.
There are also opportunities
to experiment with digital art.
Photo Credit: Takashi Hososhima via Compfight
Draw a self portrait
and then make it even more original
by adding animal ears and tail etc.
Build Your Wild Self
This is great fun!
Draw a Stickman: An Animation Adventure
Here is another one:
Scribbler for beautiful pictures
Photo Credit: Scott Wills via Compfight
Here are some further Online Art Activities
from the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC, USA
especially for children.
The following link contains
some online art activities for children
from the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art.
Some online art activities for children
Photo Credit: Marian Bijlenga via Compfight
The children from Room 6 found
the following activities on that website particularly interesting:
* Patterns of Infinity
* Kumasa’s World of Dots
* Justine Cooper’s ‘Call of the Wild’ – A memory game
You may have to scroll down that page to see them.
Photo Credit: Thomas Hawk via Compfight
We are learning about a famous artist.
His name is Picasso.
He broke the rules.
We like to experiment too.
We like his paintings.
They are unusual.
Click on this link and you can experiment
with creating pictures like Picasso’s.
And if you would like to read about
other artists we have studied,
take a look at these pages about
Van Gogh & Mondrian.
Autumn Word Picture
Paths like brown ribbons,
A sky that is dark blue.
A forest of golden leaves,
with a sky peeping through.
Blackberries, deep purple,
A seabirds call,
One day it was summer,
The next it was Fall.
This week we experimented with
Visual Mosaic Poetry
We found it easy to use
and we got better with practice.
We have learned how to use a new online tool:
Visual Poetry Mosaic from Language is a virus.com
With it you can turn words into images.
We are experimenting with it at the moment.
It is fairly simple to use
and we like the way that it connects words and pictures.
This is Estelle White’s ‘Autumn Days’
If you click on this
you can see the words and hear the melody.
This is digital art work we did using Scribbler.
First we looked at images of Dublin city on Google.
Then we drew using the Scribbler digital art programme.
Look closely. Can you see The Spire,
the Custom House
the buildings and
the River Liffey?
We continue to have great fun with Digital Art Week,
Digital Art Week 2013
which due to popular demand has been extended to a second week.
We made these pictures using the Collage Maker from
the National Gallery of Art’s Kidzone.
Here is the link if you would like to try it:
The Collage Machine from National Gallery of Art’s Kidzone
Many thanks to Adam, a TY student
who is here with us on Work Experience
who helped us do this today.
Many congratulations to Matthew who learned to
‘Paste’ in ‘Paint’,
‘Crop’ and ‘Save’.
We are participating in Digital Art Week
To start the week we made seaside collages online.
When you use:
‘Seasaws’ – online art activity from National Gallery of Art (Washington)
you can make pictures of the sea and shore.
We like this because we live beside the sea.
If you want to use ‘Scribbler’
to make pictures
like the pictures we made today
the link is here.
To save it, you have to press ALT and Print Screen (‘Prtscn’)
and then paste the screenshot using ‘Paint’.
This is a little complicated, but playing ‘Scribbler’
even without saving your picture is fun.