Becoming a Designer with Computer
The computer art activities help the students express their ideas freely. The students made a poster which contained a clear message about a Japanese temple using the computer during this activity.
We used FM-TOWNS computers and software called "Towns PAINT." The students drew pictures using a mouse and selected some colors from 27,000 colors. They also input pictures, photographs, and VCR tapes easily using the software.
The students made their own design without thinking about making mistakes, because they can edit their products anytime. This feeling motivates the students' learning very well . The students who were not good at drawing pictures could also enjoy this activity. They developed positive attitudes toward art activities.
Discipline, subject : dessin
Public : cycle d'orientation
Sek I, BWK
lower high school
Japan Association for Promotion
of Educational Technology, 6-35-1 Kagurazaka, Shinjyuku-ku
Tel : 03-3269-5231
Fax : 03-3269-5232
Pédagogie, pedagogy : The computer art activities help the students to express their idea freely. By using the computer, the students make a poster which contains a clear message for this activity.
Apprentissage, learning : The students make their own designs without thinking about making mistakes. This feeling motivates the students' learning. They can also input pictures and photographs as a base of their art. Therefore, the students do not feel that they cannot draw or cannot design.
Enseignement, teaching : The teacher encourages the students to express their ideas using computers. Since most students can draw pictures spontaneously, the teacher need to help only when the students' have some problems.
Technique : We used FM-TOWNS computers and a software called "Towns PAINT." This software contains 27,000 different colors and allows users to use a mouse for drawing. The users can easily input pictures, photographs, and VCR tapes.
Société, society :
Culture : The students made posters about old Japanese temples. Therefore, they did research on those temples in order to make attractive posters.
Institution : We needed to reserve the computer lab for this activity. The teacher gave appropriate advice when the students had some problems.
Logistique : The students needed to prepare some references used for their designs.
Remarques, remarks : The students who were not good at drawing pictures could enjoy the computer art activity. This enjoyable feelings helped the students develop their positive attitudes toward art.