Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Brushstroke App and My Photos

I have an iPad Mini and I kind of love it and I wish I could tell the world how much fun it is to play with. Recently I found an app that turns photos into beautiful oil paintings and it only takes seconds. I thought I'd post a few here in case there is anyone out there who might find this of interest.
The app is called Brushstroke and it has many variations. If you click on the images you can see them larger on your screen.






Friday, August 18, 2017

Drawing an Elephant Experiment

I was in a funk and had some time to try to see if I could make this work. The Program is called Art Rage and the brush is rainbow. I recorded it with Corel Video Studio Screen Capture and uploaded it to youtube.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Free Continuing Education from FutureLearn

I recommend Future Learn online courses from the UK. They are free and every course so far has been chock a block full of information, with fabulous links to what is happening now around the world in the fields of your chosen topics.

Courses I've been taking over the last year are
Film Making And Animation In The Classroom    - The British Film Institute
Teaching Literacy Through Film
Explore Animation  -  National Film & Television School UK

The Enterprise Shed, Making Ideas Happen - Trinity College Dublin (I think this one is closed now so I don't have a link)
Digital Story Telling - University of Birmingham
Writing Fiction  - The Open University UK




These are small characters of plasticine created for a project creating animated movies using iPads, iMotion App, and iMovie with grade fours at Lord Nelson Elementary School. I was able to share what I learned from Future Learn with the children. My lesson plan reads like a book now. Now there's another idea. I wonder if teachers would want a lesson plan for this topic?