Monday, August 15, 2011

Student iPad paintings - four first lessons! Lovely work!

I have now taught four students, four first lessons, consisting of :
1. Mondrian
shapes: straight lines, rectangles
dimensions: thin -thick, translucent -opaque
tools: pencil, brush, pen, bucket, eraser
general operations: open, save, export, email

2. Miro
shapes: curved lines, circles, dots
tools: spray can, scatter, smudge tool
layers: background, foreground
general operations: wi fi connect, searching for art

3. Modigliani
shapes: angled lines
tools: eyedropper
dimensions: touch screen expansion/contraction
color palette: making skin tones
general operations: publishing to facebook

4. Monet
review of all the first lessons
tools: stamping
add additional layers
work on a comprehensive project

As expected, the students progressed at different speeds and found some features more interesting than others, so the lesson plans changed accordingly and become very tailored to the individuals students interest and abilities.

I am now working on developing a set of intermediate lessons.
Here are some of the subjects: incorporation of photos into iPad paintings, advanced use of multiple layers, transformations, gradients, creating your own textures and patterns.

I am going to attend the International Association of Mobile Digital Artists, IAMDA, 2nd annual conference in NYC in early October and expect to come back with a lot of new knowledge, inspiration and contacts for my iPad art.

At this time I have openings for a small number of private students. Send me an email if you are interested. You will need an iPad and the ArtStudio app - which costs about $6.

Above examples of one of my students work.

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