Middle, High School Art, Technology Project: GIF Lesson Using Canva, Pixlr, PSD
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- Teach your middle or high school art students about digital design and graphic design using these 6 Canva projects. These lessons can be taught even if you have zero experience with the program, Canva. Canva is a free, online program, perfect for an art class on a budget or Chromebooks. These 6 CanvPrice $35.00Original Price $43.00Save $8.00
This middle or high school art drawing project focuses on combining traditional drawing techniques with digital manipulation and technology in order to create a GIF. A perfect lesson to connect art and technology with middle school art and high school art students. Using free programs Canva and Pixlr with Photoshop options, anyone can teach this project.
GIFs are not new technology, but they are as popular as ever, especially on social media. Help students see the connection between art and technology and present an assignment that the students might already have a connection to.
This project not only helps emphasize basic drawing and digital editing techniques, but also introduces students to the history of animation and the role technology has played in the art world.
All in all this lesson pack includes:
➢A lesson plan (with a big idea, objectives, vocabulary, national middle and high school art standards, and step by step instructions on implementing the project)
➢PowerPoint to introduce the assignment with project examples
➢PowerPoint to go into the specifics of how to upload and edit drawings
➢Image editing how-to handout for Photoshop and Pixlr
➢GIF how to handout
➢Emoji critique labels
➢Emoji critique guide
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