Final projects of self portraits using our iPads turned out so neat! We used several apps including Sketchbook Express, Art Set, Sketches, and Art n Trace.
High School Independent Art students challenged themselves to paint their first self-portraits using acrylic paints on oval canvas boards. Nice work....Helen, Jordyn, and Hunter!
Vivian decided to turn a photo into a flat contour line image. She then transferred it to her canvas board and painted with acrylics. Why not add a floral collage next to it? #mix it up
The Pop Art movement began in the U.S. in the 1950's and 1960's. Large scale silkscreens of celebrities with various color changes was made "popular" by artist Andy Warhol.
Students in Graphic Design class created Pop Art Posters using their pets and self-portraits as the subjects. Using Layer, Adjustment and Threshold after images are cropped and cleaned up creates the black white effect. Once the image is colorized using various tools, my favorite is the select, color range, you can then use the Hue/Saturation to finish the colorizing process.
A quick Photoshop tutorial to follow this process is from PhotoshopEssentials.
Students created self portraits using lines and image patterns. Photoshop and Wacom Drawing Tablets were used to make these beautiful portraits.
Graphic Design student's learned how to manipulate colors images using the Filter Gallery in Photoshop, as well as the Liquify Tools to change their images to distorted fun photos. The lesson also incorporated how the graphics industry uses these tools to change how we perceive body images. The Dove commercial series is a great example of this. http://youtu.be/iYhCn0jf46U
One of the largest influence of technology and students is the visual and pop culture imagery of today. Just as the early development of photography was not always accepted as an art form, there will be those that will not see art produced technically as being valuable or respected works of art. Digital art is and will be the future for many students heading into a vast world of change.
I like a quote I once heard that went something like this..."If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change".
I live in Nebraska and love teaching art! I get the best of all worlds.... I teach High School Graphic Design, Middle School Studio Art and I am an adjunct instructor at our local college.