Item Number: PRI-GALLERY

Technology Integration: Visual Arts

Technology Skill: Graphics, Presentation, Word Processing

Program: Google, Google Drawings, Google Slides


Computer Lessons for Elementary, Google Drawings in the Classroom: Teacher Guide, Printable Student Workbook, Paperless Worksheets, Extension Activities

Handouts and Assessment Tools: TechnoGallery Parent Letter, TechnoGallery Certificate, TechnoGallery Skill Summary, Art Gallery Rubric, Artist Self-Reflection

Google Drawings and Google Slides Samples: Animated Art Gallery Sample, Patterns Sample Artwork, Lines Sample Artwork, Shapes Sample Artwork, Text Sample Art Work, Crop and Recolor Sample Artwork

Assignment 1: Become an Art Critic

View a sample animated art gallery and answer questions about the artwork.

Assignment 2: Discover Lines

Explore Google Drawings. Discover how to draw straight, curvy, and jagged lines.

Assignment 3: Design a Pattern using Lines

Study patterns in common objects. Design a pattern using lines.

Assignment 4: Express Yourself as a Cartoon

Be creative! Make a cartoon face that expresses an emotion using lines.

Assignment 5: Explore Shapes

Experiment with drawing and formatting shapes. Customize color and object order.

Assignment 6: Construct Animals using Shapes

Follow step-by-step instructions to draw animals such as a cat, tiger, or bear.

Assignment 7: Tell a Story

Apply drawing skills to create a picture that tells a story using shapes and lines.

Assignment 8: Have Fun with Text

Experiment with text and word art. Format font, size, style, color, and alignment.

Assignment 9: Make a Picture from Text

Design a picture using text that sends a message.

Assignment 10: Try Recolor and Crop Options

Explore the image recolor and cropping options. Adjust contrast and brightness.

Assignment 11: Create Colorful Artwork

Make a repetitive design that shares an idea.

Assignment 12: Save Pictures to use in Art Gallery

Save Google Drawings as pictures.

Assignment 13: Exhibit Artwork in a Gallery

Produce an animated art gallery. Insert artwork into frames and apply transitions.

Assignment 14: Host a Digital Art Show

Share art gallery with an audience as part of a digital art show.

Optional Computer Lessons for Elementary Grades:

  • Edit Points: Adjust points in a Google Drawing,
  • Trace a Photo: Trace outline of an object using drawing tools.
  • Print as a Handout: Reduce a presentation to 1 printed page.
Create an Animated Gallery
Blend Technology with Visual Arts
Fun Google Drawing Activities
Computer Lessons for Elementary Students

Visual Arts Activities for Google Drawings in the Classroom

The TechnoGallery project integrates computer lessons for elementary grades into the visual arts curriculum. The activities gradually introduce drawing tools and techniques to support the creative process of making art using technology.

  • Experiment with digital tools
  • Create digital art that expresses an idea
  • Make creative decisions to solve problems
  • Explore elements and principles of design
  • Reflect to explain artistic choices
  • Format lines, shapes, text, and images
  • Exhibit artwork in an animated gallery
  • Apply a slide background
  • Add transitions between slides to add interest
  • Locate commands on the toolbar and menu bar

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Produce an animated art gallery. Through guided exploration and experimentation, students discover how to use digital art tools using Google Drawings in the classroom. Apply knowledge to make a series of creative art pieces that convey an emotion, tell a story, send a message, and express an idea. Integrate visual arts with computer lessons for elementary grades.

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