The Piano Guys

My drawing students have been working on the same project for awhile and to give them a break today, I had a YouTube mix of the Piano Guys playing on the SmartBoard. They still had to draw, but when they needed a short break, they could turn to the screen and watch them play. For a Monday, I feel like it calmly got them back into the school mind set. It wasn’t go go go first thing in the morning but calming sounds of the piano and cello.

Redbox

redbox copyTo help my students learn the selection and clone tools, we inserted ourselves into movie posters. They first had to pick a poster and study the lighting and pose used. They then had to work with a partner to get a photograph of themself. They then used the selection tools to cut themself out of their picture and place themself in the movie poster. They then had to match the coloring and if any part of the character remainded, they had to use the clone stamp to take them out. I have blurred out their faces to protect their privacy.

Classroom Rules

CLASSROOM RULES copyContinuing with spicing up my classroom, I decided my class rules could use a make over. I found this list of rules from pintrest with a red background but decided I needed some glitter in the room. I found an image of glitter and opened it in Photoshop. With a background layer of white, I created a gradiant on the glitter layer to form the ombre effect. I then added the words in makeing some layers bold and changing the spacing on others.