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Re: Computer integration in art room

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Lily Kerns (CWKerns)
Fri, 20 Sep 1996 11:01:09 +0000

Almost any 2-dimensional project may be adapted for the computer. How you
will do it depends, of course, on the graphics programs you are using (which
is a great argument for investing in the best programs you can possible manage.)

Some 3-D projects can use printed 2-D textures, images, etc. The computer
can also be used as a visualization and planning tool for many other 3-D
projects (Poser, 3-D modelling programs).

If you don't have enough computers to go around, you can assign the project
on the computer to individuals or small groups, while the rest work with
conventional media. Or make the project one of a small suite of projects
through which your small groups will rotate.

If the computers are not located in the art room, you may need to make them
extra credit projects. You may be able to arrange with the lab supervisor
to keep a folder of art projects avilable for student exploration in free time.

I have just uploaded a dual media project to my web site. "Drawing Computer
Cartoons" is a project which can be done either on computer or with
paper/pencil. It uses only basic computer skills and any graphics program
that allows freehand drawing. I'm not a cartoonist at heart but I,
personally, have a ball with this one...

Lily Kerns (CWKerns)

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