I like to take my Art 1A students through a discovery of abstract art, color theory, and computer graphics by creating artwork such as this abstract face.
To accomplish this, I have developed a unit of instruction that incorporates studies in Cubism and modern art, color theory, and an introductory lesson in basic computer graphics using Photo Editor. In these studies, my students abstract a face by interchanging portions of a self-portrait using a grid system. Various color theory exercises are then applied to the abstracted face, culminating in an interesting piece of art.
Students photograph their artwork using a digital camera, import the picture into Photo Editor, and apply filters for special effects.
Students are encouraged to bring their own photographs to personalize the lesson.
These pages were developed through GirlTECH,
a teacher training program sponsored by the
Center for Research on Parallel Computation (CRPC), a National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center.
Thanks to the RGK Foundation and EOT-PACI
for its generous support of GirlTECH.
© 2001 Luciana N. Roca-Ekonen