TechnoGallery

Item Number: PRI-GALLERY

Technology Integration: Visual Arts

Technology Skill: Graphics, Presentation, Word Processing

Program: Google, Google Slides, Google Drawings

Includes: Digital Art 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

STEM Integration Lessons: visual arts with graphic technology skills and computer fundamentals


Assignment 1: Become an Art Critic

Examine a sample animated art gallery to spark creativity.

Assignment 2: Discover Lines

Gain fine motor skills. Experiment with drawing straight, curvy, and jagged lines.

Assignment 3: Design a Pattern using Lines

Study patterns in common objects. Repeat stylized lines to draw unique artwork.

Assignment 4: Express Yourself as a Cartoon

Create an original character that reveals emotion using lines.

Assignment 5: Explore Shapes

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

Assignment 6: Construct Animals using Shapes

Combine shapes to build cartoon animals such as a cat, tiger, or bear.

Assignment 7: Tell a Story

Paint a picture that illustrates 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

Communicate a message by transforming text into artwork using WordArt.

Assignment 10: Try Recolor and Crop Options

Take risks. Explore recolor and cropping options to format an image.

Assignment 11: Create Colorful Artwork

Convey a personal interest by duplicating images to produce a repetitive design.

Assignment 12: Save Pictures to use in Art Gallery

Convert artwork made in Google Drawings to picture files.

Assignment 13: Exhibit Artwork in a Gallery

Frame pictures to showcase artwork in an animated art gallery. Apply transitions between slides.

Assignment 14: Host a Digital Art Show

Exhibit artwork displayed in a slideshow. Explain artistic choices to an audience.

Optional Digital Art 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
Digital Art 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 digital art drawing tools and techniques to support the creative process of making artwork 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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I have been using TechnoKids Curriculum for the past five years teaching First to Eighth grade through the various projects you offer. I love it!

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Yorktown Christian Academy,
TX, USA


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