Expressing Our Feeling with Color and Shape
The students expressed their feelings using colors and shapes for this activity.
After exploring the software, the students started to draw a picture using certain colors and shapes. For example, they drew a picture using only straight lines or curved lines. They also drew a picture using only bright colors or dark colors. The students then found that they got different feelings from different kinds of designs.
The students also made some designs after they decided some words which could be expressed using colors and shapes. For example, they tried to express "happiness" and "sadness" using their design.
They also presented their products in the classroom.
Discipline, subject : arts graphiques
Public : primaire
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Pédagogie, pedagogy : Shapes and colors are important elements for creating designs. To use this software, the teacher is not necessary to show some examples to the students. Students can work independently for their design in order to express their feelings.
Apprentissage, learning : The students can draw many kinds of design using the computer. They can also modify their drawing easily. Therefore, they can enjoy the activity. This enjoyment motivates students' learning.
Enseignement, teaching : The teacher encourages the students to discuss about their products and to find out how shapes and colors can be used to express some feelings.
Technique : The teacher needed to install the "KID PIX" which is a software for drawing and painting. This software is easy to use by even very young children. Therefore, the students can explore it and find out some tools and procedures by themselves.
Société, society : Although the students make their design by themselves, they can share their products with other members of classroom.
Institution : It was necessary to reserve the computer lab.
Remarques, remarks : The students can draw some complex shapes very easily using computers. Even the students who are not good at drawing in a regular Arts class, enjoy drawing with computers.