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.
Digital Art for Elementary Grades
Engage student interest with fun and creative computer lessons. Students paint a one-of-a-kind gallery of artwork as they explore lines, shapes, text, color, and more.
Step-By-Step Lessons for Busy Teachers
Teacher Guide and illustrated Student Workbook make teaching technology skills easy. Everything you need is included: resources, flashcards, worksheets, extension activities, samples, and assessment tools.
Integrate Technology With Visual Arts
Blend learning objectives for subject areas in one project. Computer fundamentals, graphic technology skills, and creative arts are combined in TechnoGallery.
Explore Elements and Principles of Design
Experiment with digital tools, make creative decisions, and discover artistic techniques while making unique digital paintings. Encourage students to express their inner artist.
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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.
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
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