Grade 1 painted like Claude Monet a few weeks ago. Did you see our paintings on a previous post?
Well, we had some fun with a green screen. We took each students’ photograph sitting on a stool with a piece of green fabric behind them. Then with Keynote (a Mac presentation software, like microsoft’s powerpoint) we inserted that photo onto our painting. With keynote’s “alpha” tool we were able to take off the green background. What was left was the student sitting on the bridge of their Monet Lilly Pond.
Then we talked about our paintings – What we could see, what we did, how we felt about our painting, did we do our best and one person wrote what he wished he could do from the bridge.
Watch our movie and see us on Monet’s bridge with our art appreciation writing.
What do you think of our work? Our Paintings?
What would you do, see, or wish for if you were on Monet’s Bridge?
Actually, I sewed this green screen together about 3 or 4 years ago. It wasn’t until I visited Tricia Fuglestad’s blog, an Art teacher and saw all her amazing work with her students that I got the idea to put my students on the bridge.
What ways could you use a green screen? What about if your class is doing a dinosaur project? You could put them next to a dinosaur or a picture that they drew of a dinosaur. They could be a reporter or a scientist. Once I did this project I could visualize other ways of using a green screen. Try it! It is fun and the kids loved it.