Twitter is great! Last night Bianca Ní Ghrógáin (@groganbee) Tweeted a link to this visual art website called Weave Silk. As next week is Digital Art Week, I decided to let my pupils have a go at creating some digital art using the site. They’ve had great fun using the site for homework and posting their creations on their blogs. [click to continue…]
Next week sees the arrival of our 3rd annual Digital Art Week. This gives primary school children around Ireland the opportunity to share their digital art with other children around the country and complete some fun visual arts activities. As it’s digital, over the course of the week, schools will use digital tools such as Twitter in order to learn about art and to create their own pieces of work. [click to continue…]
This is a template for independent project work for pupils in senior classes. It covers elements of SESE History, science, maths, English and visual arts. Pupils have to design the ship, show drawings, write a report and construct the ship.
I came across the link to this video today on Twitter. It shows 1969 footage of Jim Henson, creator of the Muppets, showing how to make simple puppets using everyday materials like socks, a tennis ball, fabric and even an envelope. It gives great ideas for the teacher to show pupils how easy it is to make a simple puppet. These could then be used for a great drama lesson.
Great Visual Arts Lesson Plan, the aim of which is to get pupils to design and create an inventive, distinctive and original Halloween costume that they can wear into school at Hallowe’en. The emphasis is on creativity, so pupils must create the costume and not simply buy a commercial one. The lesson plan gives detailed instructions on Strands and skills, and also gives pupils criteria to bear in mind [click to continue…]
Digital Art Week begins on next Monday 23rd April. We have teamed up with lots of great organisations to make this event the best yet. Below is all the information you need to join in the Digital Art Week experience. We’ve been busy making as many different activities for you to try out throughout the week. [...]
Digital Art Week will take place next week, from 23rd – 27th April. The purpose of the week is to integrate the Visual Arts curriculum with technology and Social Media. During this week pupils will be given the opportunity to create pieces of art using technology – mobile technology, software or art websites. Pupils will [...]
The Adobe Photoshop App is a handy little app for manipulating photos and creating some special effects. However, my class used this app when we were doing a unit of work on Andy Warhol and Pop Art. You can import a photo from your camera roll and using the special effects menu, the picture/photo can [...]
Your pupils can get creative and paint abstract paintings in the style of the great artist Jackson Pollock using this app . Use your finger to apply the paint and turn your iPod to make the paint drip. You can choose from a range of individual colours or from colour sets. You can also import [...]
Last year a great Digital Art Week was organised by myself, Simon Lewis (Anseo) and Fred Boss (NCTE) which the kids in my class thoroughly enjoyed. Planning is well advanced for this year’s Digital Art Week which will take place from 23rd – 27th April. The purpose of the week is to integrate the Visual [...]
Powerpoint presentation giving some background on Cartooning as well as examples of cartoons aimed at both children and adults. There are also examples of cartoons completed by children. The presentation can be used as a stimulus for pupils to create their own cartoons under the Drawing Strand of the Visual Arts curriculum. Source: Angela Burke [...]
Hessian is a sackcloth-like fabric that is generally used a backing for floor carpets. It is also great for using in the “Fabric and Fibre” strand of the Visual Arts curriculum. This is another in a series of lessons that can be done over a three/four week period with pupils. This uses leftover strings from [...]
Hessian is a sackcloth-like fabric that is generally used a backing for floor carpets. It is also great for using in the “Fabric and Fibre” strand of the Visual Arts curriculum. This is another in a series of lessons that can be done over a three/four week period with pupils. (.doc file 198KB) Download File
One app that we used on our class set of iPod Touches during the past year that the pupils particularly liked and enjoyed was the My Underwear app. The app is based on the “Underwear Do’s and Don’ts” book by Todd Parr. Whatever it is about the mention of the word “underwear” in the school [...]
In June we did some work in the Visual Arts curriculum about Andy Warhol and the Pop Art movement in the 1960′s. We used Google Images to look at and respond to some images from this period in art history. We paid particular attention to the structure of pieces of art created during this period [...]