Street Art project on iMovie
Type of Technology: iPad apps
SAMR Model Rating: Reclassification
Grade Levels: Secondary, but upper elementary could use them too
Subject Areas: Digital Media/Art; Any subjects
Cost: Free with newer iPads; $9.99 if you have an older iPad
I teach two Visual Art classes at La Cuesta Continuation School and my students are very interested in “street art”. I had my students go online using their iPads and research a street artist. Because many of the artists are underground it can be difficult for students to find information about them so their assignment was pretty basic. Students were asked to choose an artist and create a Prezi to introduce the artist to the class. They were asked to select images of the artists’ works, provide where they are from and where they work, the media they prefer and any other bio info available. Students were given three days to create their presentations and then used their iPads to remotely present their artist to the class over the apple TV via their iPads.
There was considerable interest generated around several of the artists. One artist in particular stood out, Pablo Delgado, an artist born in Mexico City that works in London. Delgado cuts out very small images of people and animals and then pastes them around the city in places where they interact with the environment. As an experiment, my art classes searched online for interesting images, printed them up, cut them out and used packing tape to post them around my classroom. I was very surprised at how creative students became and that the entire class was engaged in the project.
I then asked our principal if we could spill the project out of my classroom and into the rest of the school. She agreed and students began to “hit up” the school. This took four days.
The next step was to divide students up into production units for the creation of a short documentary created on iMovie. Our iPads come with iMovie already so the cost of this project is free. The movie needed to include a story-line about the project, images of the work and interviews with students and/or faculty. As a class we generated questions for the interview and students were asked to create a rough story board to help direct their production. I have attached links to a couple of the student’s movies below.
This was the first time that I have tried something like this and most of my students had not used iMovie before but they were pretty quick to pick it up. I think next time I will require students to add titles and credits.