Main Curriculum Area: Computer
Grade Level: Secondary
Approximate Time Required: 5 hours
Primary Goal and Objective: 3.2
Other Goals & Objectives from the NC Standard Course of Study:
For use in art classes
Other Subjects Covered: Arts
Teacher's Lesson Goals/Objectives:
Students will explore the computer as a medium for graphic expression.
Technology Resources Needed (computer hardware, software, etc.):
one Windows computer for each student working on the project concurrently
a color printer (optional)
Paint Shop Pro software (see web site below)
In the course of normal instruction, students should be introduced to the issues involved in the graphic arts. Additionally, students should have some knowledge of using a mouse and a computer.
Students create a new piece of artwork using the software (other programs may be used).
The product should be evaluated in the same manner as other pieces of art created by students.
Supplemental Resources / Information for Teachers (handouts, background information, bibliographies, examples of student work, etc.):
web graphics libraries to demonstrate computer visual arts.
Relevant Web Sites:
Additional Comments from the Author of This Lesson:
These materials were developed to support and enhance the use of 1998 K-12 Computer/Technology Skills Standard Course of Study.
About the Author:
Christopher I. Cobitz (NCA&T State University)