Landrum Middle School art students integrate technology

Published 10:00 pm Sunday, August 31, 2014

Students at LMS in Amy Roote’s visual arts classes have been researching optical illusions and creating Op Art. The project began with students using the Internet and books to view optical illusions and different artists, such as M.C. Escher and Bridget Riley. Students learned spatial placement and perspective to make their objects appear 3D on a 2D drawing plane.
After completing the drawing assignment, they each used iPads and scanned the QR code access code for their online exhibit on the NEAE website Artsonia. Through class discussions, students evaluated their artwork and created their artist statement by writing a reflection about the process.
Every visual art student maintains an electronic portfolio for the three years they attend Landrum Middle School. Visit and enter school name to view some of the 1068 artworks students have posted since January 2012.
Students’ artwork can be published onto items such as an iPhone case from the Artsonia gift shop. Twenty percent of the proceeds will go towards LMS visual art classes for art supplies.

– article submitted
by Amy Jo Roote

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