My summer is officially over- us teachers start back full time tomorrow. That makes me incredibly sad because I've had such a great time with my own 3 kids this summer.....but it also gets me excited to start sharing everything that I have planned for this year in my class!!!
I think a lot about how I can bring science and technology into the art room.
I remembered Picasso's light drawing photos- he stands in his shorts drawing in the air with light, his figure is slightly transparent. I recalled how we did the same technique in college with film cameras and found that it's just as simple with a DSLR. So I went shopping on Amazon.....I bought finger LED lights, these LED fireflies, lots of glow stick products and this stuff called EL wire (glo wire)....it's awesome!!
I practiced with all of my kids (they are 4, 6 and 8 and each of them had a blast!!). We have been playing around with ideas the past month. Each light source gives a different look to the final photograph. I'll explain more about my actual lesson when I do it with my students but for now, here are some of our favorite images. SO MUCH FUN!!!!
|firefly LED lights|
|practicing "writing" his name- finger LED lights|
|my daughter drawing a heart with an LED finger light|
|all 3 kids dancing like maniacs with LED finger lights ;)|
|more dancing- I love that you can vaguely see their little legs|
|Oh my goodness the EL wire- isn't it awesome!!??|
|EL wire- love his flip flops ;)|
|my husband jump roping with the EL wire!|
|the kids are on their scooters here- Laci has a finger light on her handle bars and Ryan has the EL wire wrapped around his scooter|
|again, on their scooters|
|this time on their scooters we put the EL wire on strobe so it was going off and on....simply incredible!!|