I love this introductory project because it is a very quick, easy and effective way to get to know my new class of art students. By completing this task they had to apply: creative photography, drawing, colouring, photo manipulation, brainstorming and presentation skills.
To complete these portraits they experimented with the following apps: MovieFx, OrangeCam, Grungetastic, and Wordfoto. These were then merged with Supeimpose and edited in Snapseed. We printed them A5 size, to cover our sketchbooks, and A3 size for display. They all look stunning.
Just like the previous three classes the next task was to create a Zentangle eye which was then used as a backdrop for their creative photography. The students learnt how to tone, create movement, and apply challenging Zentangle designs to an artwork. It had to be neatly presented. The photograph needed to have them interacting with the eye in a creative way. I love how the digital element allows the students to reinterpret their art.
The last step was to reflect about the process on LifeCards. This was their first time reflecting for me. Grade 6, it has been an awesome start to the quarter. You can see all their work on display in OUR ART PARTY next Wednesday, 3:15-5:30 pm.