Monday, June 12, 2017

Warhol Inspired Digital Art Using Google Drawing

I have the amazing opportunity to be a part of many classrooms as a tech coach. The fifth-grade teachers have been leading a famous artist unit, and as an art enthusiast, I couldn't help but join in! If you follow my Instagram, you got a sneak peak at some of the beautiful pieces of art the fifth graders have been creating. I love to paint and draw, however, I also wanted the opportunity to share some beginner graphic design lessons with students. Right away I knew the perfect artist for digital art inspiration would be Andy Warhol! 

The image tools in Google Drawing made this digital art project kid friendly! I love Google Drawing in the elementary classroom and use this application for several different projects. 

I started with a selfie (kids love taking selfies), did a quick copy and paste 4 or more times, and played around with the image options. There are several recolor options to choose from. You may need to adjust the contrast and brightness of your images. It's a lot of fun to play around with the color scheme!

This project also works well with a stock image. Google allows students to search for pictures that can be used for commercial use and can also be modified. I make sure to remind my students to obey copyright rules. 

One of the best features of Google Drawing is that you can resize your page to fit the images. Simply click and drag the bottom right-hand corner to change the size and layout of your artwork.

I think you'll agree that the end result looks bright and cheery! A perfect pop art creation!

Still not sure how to get started? The video tutorial below will walk you through this project from start to finish! 

Have you tried digital art in your classroom? What graphic design projects have you tried? 


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