Category Archives: computer art

Portraits

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Mirrors, pencils, paper, mannequins, photo frames and a little bit of inspiration from The Amazing Bobby at ArtPlay… all you need to start a portrait gallery!Open-mouthed smile

In December 2012, I went to ArtPlay for a portraits workshop. I learnt that all you would need to do this is a mirror , a pencil ,paper and patience and eventually…

100_4925         Clock( tick tock)   100_4924 you end up with THIS!100_4931 

Even if you don’t have those materials, or you’re not the patient type,  you could use an iPad to create some art work like my brother is doing here…

From this…100_4929… to this…100_4930 and then finally… THIS!100_4930b Josh Procreate Portrait iPad 2012-10-04

You can do more drawings of course! You can copy mannequins like my brother  Josh did…

100_4926 100_4927And after a while…100_4923 Joshua's THIS! was the final product!

And you can do more pencil drawings of people to add to Bobby’s “inspiration wall” like these that I did…

 

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And plus, you get to frame them…

with the frame that Bobby gives you on your way in (100_4931)

or you can make your own one out of paper       ( 100_4934)

Yup! A creative workshop deserves a creative review!

Here is Bobby’s Inspirational Wall

IMG_5664_Bobby's Inspiration Wall

Age recommendation: Anyone who knows how to operate a pencil!

              

Hannah Be right back 

 

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Game Masters Exhibition

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(logo from ACMI Game Masters Page)

There were lots of retro games such as Donkey Kong.

Also some new games.

I played a new “Sonic” 3D game with my brother. It was fun.

I had a go at a game called “Child of Eden” designed by Tetsuya Mizuguchi.

According to Good Game at ABC 3 “Child of Eden is based on the concept of Synaesthesia,

a rare medical condition where people actually see colours from sounds,

tastes and even letters and numbers”.

It had amazing artwork and music.

I went to this in September 2012, at ACMI Melbourne, with my family.

Using HyperStudio 5: to make a Game

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Well I have been busy for the last couple of months

making a game for the VIC, Science Talent Search 2012.

It is called ‘Planet Savers – Climate Change’.

How did I do this you may well ask?

I made this with an amazing piece of multimedia software called HyperStudio 5.

With this I made:

~ clever animations~

Some mini-games including:

~a memory match game~

~ a jigsaw puzzle~

~an I spy game~

~a maze game~

And

~a quiz~

AND IT WAS ALL SOOO EASY!!!

Most of it was done by just pointing, clicking, drawing and dragging and dropping into an editor.

I didn’t need to learn programming before I used this– it was all behind the scenes.

Text and pictures were easy to add in.

Here are some pics of my artwork created in HyperStudio.

(Some of the clipart used was from Dorling Kindersley Multimedia

Climate Change CD Rom and others from HyperStudio).

Some were my own drawings on the computer and hand drawings.

HyperStudio is great for schoolwork and art or projects of any type.

You can even make green screen videos…

hmmm – perhaps another project for me later down the track.

I would like to also thank my mum and Roger Wagner –

the creator of this program for assisting me with the technical aspects

of the game making and scoring in particular.

HyperStudio Recommended age: 5yrs+.

(Although best for middle school and higher grade kids, younger kids

can do simple things like animations easily).

To find out more about HyperStudio see

http://www.rogerwagner.com/hs/testdrive/Welcome_Page.html.

You can get a free 30 day trial to test it out. Also if your school has it

– let the Software MacKiev people know before

you buy it to get a special discount on the software.

PS. When the game is available online I will update this post so stay tuned…..

 

DJ Kids & Party

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I went to this on the 13th November 2011 (workshop) followed by a party on the 26th November.

There was a DJ (Disc Jockey), VJ (Video Jockey) and a Producer. At the workshop, we split into groups.

My group stayed with the DJ’s and learnt about the special equipment that they used. We got to have turns at using the equipment.

When we were with the VJ, we learned how to combine pictures together, and attach cool borders to them. We also made some of our own art, while the other group put our artwork under the projector and mixed it to music.

2 weeks later we went with our families to the DJ Art Kids Party where we got to see our creations displayed on a big screen while we danced to cool music. There was even some Willy Wonka music mixed in – which was interesting!

I thought that this activity was fun and enjoyable, and I think that it was great 🙂

Recommended age: 7-13 yrs.

Crazy Scientists in their Lab

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I created this using Kid Pix Deluxe 4. I chose and inserted the background from the program, then I drew in the characters and props using a mouse.

It took me a fair bit of time to complete, because I had to find the right tools. On the stone desk, there is a battery, which was their project. There are notes that the scientists have taken on the battery as well.

I was inspired to do this by the show “It’s Not Circus, It’s Science” which you can read about in my ‘Theatre’ category posts.