Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Self-Portrait Door Display

This is a door display which can be used all year round. 
It personalises your classroom and links with many themes including Self-Identity in SPHE and the Drawing strand in Art. 

We have all done self-portraits to death! 
However, this art lesson also incorporates digital photography and makes it a little more interesting and fun for the class. 

Simply print out a picture of each of the children and get them to cut it in half. 
(I recommended drawing a very light line in pencil first for a guide)

Then stick to a plain piece of white paper.
Draw and colour your other half! 
Cut any excess and back onto black card! 

If not for your door, I'm sure they will also make a lovely board display! 

Curricular Links

Art: Drawing & Paint/Colour
SPHE: Self-Identity

Monday, 6 March 2017

Confirmation Name Art - Digital Artwork on the iPad

Here is a great little project for confirmation classes that incorporates both ICT and art work.

Children investigated their chosen name.  I directed them with the following guidelines: 

1. Choose a name of a saint or a family member who is a good role model or important person in your life.
2. Write about the work of that saint, or why you admire the chosen individual.
3. Research the meaning of the name. 
4. Include any other interesting information you may have discovered in your research. 

We then used the 'Comic Life App'  on the iPad to create our posters. 
Children can be really creative here.  Import pictures, use speech bubbles and word art. 

There are also some preset themes which the children can avail of. 

Here are some of our works of art! 

It created a lovely bright colourful display which could be suitable for either display in school or the church.