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Re: The computer as a tool for creating art

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Becky Alexander (Bekalex)
Tue, 12 Nov 1996 18:08:43 -0700

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Hi Nancy;

I don't know what grade you are asking about but I teach
Kindergarten and I happened upon a successful idea.

We have a program (?) which allows the kids to move and size a
variety of shapes around a blank page. After viewing and discussing a
cubist reproduction (Picasso's "Enamel Saucepan" is nice and simple) we go
to work and create our own "Computer Cubism". I get houses and castles and
trains and and trucks and robots and more! It's not quite the same thing
but they sure enjoy it.

When they have the work the way they want it I print it up and they
color it adding background, foreground, details etc. as desired.

Last year I mounted these and had them up for open-house in April.
The parents really enjoyed!!

Becky Alexander
Porterville, Ca.

>Greetings to all:
>Once again I have a question I would like to present.
>If you are using computers with your students, how do you utilize
>the computer as a tool for creating art? I'll compile all the responses
>and offer them to the group.
>Thanks for your help,
>Nancy Walkup, Project Coordinator
>North Texas Institute for Educators on the Visual Arts
>PO Box 5098, University of North Texas
>Denton, TX 76203
>817/565-3986 FAX 817/565-4867

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