the web based Virtual Art Gallery, students store and share visual art works.
Students engage in a range of experiences and interactions designed to help them
use processes associated with creating, expressing, and responding to their own
art works and those of others. The unit incorporates the use of computer
technology with the implementation of specific art objectives.
We value all our art works. We love to share them from classroom bulletin boards, foyer exhibits and refrigerator doors. Whether we work in pairs, teams or as individuals, we can help each other by sharing our thoughts and feelings. Whatís important to you? Where is your imagination taking you? What was tricky about making your piece of art? This knowledge of your work can help other artists in our class. Letís store your art in a safe place where it will speak to others and they will tell you how it makes them think and feel.
colour, shape, line, and texture and the principles of pattern and
repetition in the visual environment.
basic art skills, techniques, and vocabulary.
Choose, display, and describe work from the student's own portfolio.
Use descriptive language to talk about the student's own work and that of peers.
Use communications and Internet technologies to facilitate the sharing of student work.
The class of intermediate students will contribute selected pieces of visual art to the common Virtual Art Gallery throughout the school year. Art works will be created during weekly art periods. The reflection and writing activities may be extended during language arts periods.
teacher presents a stimulus such as a poem that can cause an interior
reaction in the student.
the art notebook, the student writes about the feelings or ideas generated
by the experience.
teacher demonstrates options for the creation of the art work. These may
involve consideration of colour, shape, line, texture, pattern, repetition
and available media.
the art notebook, the student describes the intention of the art work by
naming the feeling or idea to be conveyed and naming the medium and
techniques to be used.
Making the art work
The student creates the work as described in the recorded plan.
the art notebook, the student describes the experience of making the art
work; noting any technical challenges encountered. The student describes how
effective the art work is in expressing his or her intentions.
artist photographs the art work using a digital still camera. This image is
saved by the teacher.
teacher places the art work in the class group shared folder on the computer
network to make it available for viewing by other students.
student views an art work by another student and writes a reaction in the
art notebook. This can be done according to guidelines established by the
teacher. Guidelines may include rubrics calling attention to effective use
of colour, shape, line, texture, pattern and repetition, as well as careful
use of tools and materials. Guidelines may also call attention to the
emotion or idea generated in the viewer, and the intensity of the reaction
caused in the viewer.
the computer, the student can use a word processing program to compose and
save reactions to art. Decisions can be made to e-mail these reactions to
the artists. These reactions can also be shared when students are grouped
together in the classroom.
Posting art works on the web
The student selects a piece of art to post for exposition on the class web site. The creation of the web page can be done by the teacher, a parent, or by students in the class who are able to use a program such as Adobe Page Mill. The artistís own comments about the work can be included on the page. The artist may wish to include reactions by other students.
Digital still camera, computers with a word processing program such as Apple Works, a web browser such as Internet Explorer or Netscape, an e-mail application such as Outlook Express, school based server to provide the network for the group shared folder, art tools and media materials, real or virtual art to provide illustration of art techniques.
Our grade four class is currently developing this project. A few students are now proficient enough with Adobe Page Mill to copy our web page template and to use it to create a new page with the participation of the artist. It is e-mailed to our web master for upload. Visit our class Virtual Art Gallery at the address below.