Grade 7 Exploratory Art

Each quarter the Art class created "interesting" self-portraits in the computer lab.

Steps Involved:
  1. Students take numerous pictures of themselves using Photo Booth. They utilize the various effects in the program while taking the images (i.e., mirror, fish eye, stretch, comic book, thermal camera, roller coaster) with the result being interestingly altered reproductions of the self.
  2. Four of the students' favorite images are opened in Adobe Photoshop where further alterations are made (filters, adjustments, and resizing).
  3. Finally, the images are opened in iPhoto where they are printed in colour, 4 to a page.

Skills Emphasized:
- artwork creation using onboard cameras and different software programs
- resizing and transferring files between programs
- various methods of file printouts

IT Benchmarks Addressed:
1.1 - 1.3 - 3.2 - 4.2

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