Students got to use the app Pic Collage to arrange their works of art that they digitally edited for Black History Month. Here they are below
7th graders at BWMS were introduced to the concepts of One Point Perspective and Surrealism. In the past, I normally allow the students to draw a room and then cut out images from magazines that would demonstrate the elements of Surrealism into their drawing.
This year, we scanned the original perspective drawings in, which you can FIND HERE by clicking the link to the students’ original work.
Students would then watch the various GIMP tutorials that I made up so that they knew how to download images, cut them out and insert them into their drawings in the form of a digital collage. Like you may have read in my previous posts, GIMP is an excelent program to edit photos and it is a free alternative to Photoshop.
Unfortunately, it would seem that the students still had a difficult time watching the tutorials and then creating their collage as a .JPG and post it on Edmodo – but I was really pleased to see the work that they posted here for you to see.
GIMP is a free tool that you can use as an alternative to editing photos and doing special effects. If you would like to use Adobe Photoshop with your students but don’t want to shell out the money – this open source alternative is an excellent resource for you. If you want to read more about GIMP, check out my Yahoo Voices article How to Make a Greener Classroom
Scroll through my YouTube playlist above or you can get more detailed info on the indvidual videos below
My students will be cutting/editing photos of themselves to either create a digital portrait of themselves, or possibly insert themselves into a movie poster. Please view these tutorials that I created below with Jing software so that you can create your work of art and post it on Edmodo for the class to share: