Printmaking…in all kinds of ways!
Check out this amazing gallery of digital prints. Students created lino prints based on images of cut fruit and vegetables, photographed their images and then used a variety of iPad apps in creative workflows to manipulate them. The resulting compositions are diverse and complex.
What is a creative workflow? Students begin with an image, manipulate it in one app and save it to the camera roll. The image can then be manipulated in another app, and saved once again…over and over again. Of course, at any time students can go back to previous images to change track, draw on work digitally, cut and paste sections or print their work out to produce mixed-media explorations. By using apps in this way, images can be changed infinitely and highly original compositions can be created. In line with the inquiry model, students grapple with the elements of art and engage with endless possibilities for art-making.
Some favourite apps for a creative workflow:
MegaPhoto to create kaleidoscope effects, warps, etc
BeFunky to use a wide variety of filters
PhotoViva for overlaying a wide variety of filters
DistressedFX for creating textural effects such as canvas, paper, etc
Tangled to produce interesting effects with line during workflows
Superimpose allows students to cut, paste and juxtapose elements of compositions together
PicBlender merge imagery together
GalaxyPicHD add space, stars, blurs etc to imagery
iColorama add sweeps of filters and effects to areas within an image
Sample Folio 1
Sample Folio 2
Sample Folio 3
Sample Folio 4
Sample Folio 5
Sample Folio 6
Sample Folio 7
If you liked this post, check out this post and see a representational image move toward abstraction in a creative workflow.
Wow – got to try this. When we do some manipulation a in some filter apps as a class the images start to look a little similar at times. The way you are talking about the workflow gets all the students something unique. Love it.
Thanks for your comments. Yes, starting with a unique print from their lino cut folio and using the workflows through creative apps,gives students so many options and ideas they really do produce highly original work…often lots of it. The hard part is getting them to stop and to work through the images to find the best pieces through reflection. Exploring their thinking and process through this kind of task really enhance their ability to make connections and generate ideas in other tasks – end points can become places to start…
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