ART THIS MONTH

Art goes digital this month.

5th Grade Digital Books

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What is Animation?

Stop motion is a traditional form of animation comprised of a series of still photographs with a slight change in each of them. When these photographs are played back at a high speed (generally around 10 per second for our purposes) the human eye stops perceiving a difference between photos and begins to perceive movement. Our stop motion animation project helps students to draw connections between photography and video. The project requires students to consider compositional elements of 2D, 3D and 4D art.

Look out for the sheep!

Here is an example of a 40 second video that tell a little story. I look forward to the work that the 4th graders will do to edit it.

3RD GRADE PHOTOGRAPHY

Mr. Wood from Highlands puts it best...

As art teachers, we build a connection between the scientific study of light and the manipulation/recording of light in photography. Students learn the basics of photography first from a scientific standpoint. We talk about white light, rainbows and prisms as well as our perception of color through reflected wavelengths of light. In this photography unit, students use cameras in two ways. First, they are challenged to use the camera to make an “abstract” photograph. Students look at their surroundings from different viewpoints and try to take photographs that will be unrecognizable or abstract. By starting with this experience, students learn to think flexibly and consider different viewpoints, they also gain greater insight into the principles of design. In evaluating their abstract photographs, students are able to see that a quality photo whether recognizable or not, is well balanced, has good contrast etc. The second challenge students face is creating “trick” photographs. Students are challenged to apply their knowledge of light and a variety of materials to play with an image. Examples might include shooting a picture through water or plastic to bend the light and distort the image.