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Re: PAINT that comes with Windows 95

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Sidnie Miller (sidmill.us)
Thu, 25 Jun 1998 20:27:52 -0700 (PDT)


A graphics design teacher (high school) that I know uses Paint as her
foundation to computer art courses. She has the students pick some
design--their initial, a meaningful symbol,etc. something they like
since they will have to use it a lot. Then she divides up the page
like a grid and they use their symbol to show 4 examples of each
element and principle--the designs are computer generated. It takes
longer than you would expect since you are learning the tools as you
go --that is why she makes them use only one symbol--there is too much
to absorb to worry about being creative with each step. For example,
if your symbol, God forbid, was a peace sign, you would draw four
versions of lines with the Paint program--wavy lines, dark lines,
dotted lines, angular lines. Then you would go on to space--close space,
crowded space etc. etc. The necessary ingredient, I'm afraid, is that
each student needs a computer--maybe it would work for 2 per machine if
you make sure they change off every other time. Until you get good with
a computer it's so much slower than hand work--I had my kids make a
flip book illustrating movement, and I had my four computer whiz kids
to the same assignment. It took them two weeks. We all predicted that
they'd be done in half an hour. I would think it would take at least
a month to go through the E&P's. Tell them they'd better really like
their symbol--they'll investigate it to death. Sid

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