Stevens Creek Elementary

Digital Art program


About

The 10 week program for fourth graders at Stevens Creek Elementary School

  • Builds creativity and innovation – key 21st century skills
  • Teaches visual communication in today’s multimedia world
  • Connects to real world applications in technology, art and math.

This program has been made possible by the use of FREE and open source software and by parent donations to the PTO.


Digital Art Class description

The Digital Art class teaches children to use computers for creativity. Students learn about the meaning of Digital Art and how computers can be used to create art. They learn the art elements of line, shape and color as well as computer concepts like RGB colors, file types, and exporting files. Students learn to use Inkscape, a vector drawing program to draw (illustrate) on the computer. Projects include the RGB color wheel,  fractals, creating imaginary creatures using editable lines, and drawing animals using shapes. Instead of just being consumers of digital media, students learn to be creators of original digital media.


Digital Art at home

Here are some suggestions on how you can continue your Digital Art work at home.
  • Download software used in class. It is FREE and works on PCs and Macs.
  • Follow the Inkscape tutorials  on the www.digitalartforall.com web site. These are some of the lessons done in class.
  • Get other art software/apps on your computer, iphone, ipad etc. Keep it around and use it often.
  • Use digital art in your daily life. Make a digital card for a family birthday on the computer. Design a poster for a school project.  Make a drawing for the science project.

For parents

Contact information

Questions? Comments? Contact the Digital Art instructor, Sheena Vaidyanathan.
Email sheena (at) computersforcreativity (dot) com


Digital Gallery / Showcase

Student digital art work available below. Copyright for all artwork lies with the artist.

Click on Room 27 to access the album of artwork, or click on the image below. 



Click on Room 31 to access the album of artwork, or click on the image below. 



Click on Room 26 to access the album of artwork, or click on the image below. 

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Click on Room 30 to access the album of artwork, or click on the image below. 

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