In April of 2014, Ms. Ashmore-Davis (the Art teacher at Spofford Pond Elementary School) received an iPad cart, with funds provided by BEST from the Harriet Ernst Endowment fund. Students went to work right away with the iPads, using them for their art projects.

Here are descriptions of some of the art projects that are happening right now in Art class.

Grade 5: Grade 5 students used the Brushes app on their iPads to create digital version of their still-life  tonal collages.  Each image was created by using 5 different layers, separating each color onto a separate layer, and combining them to make the resulting image.  Students then had the opportunity to share their digital image and show how the image was created. You can see some examples of this work in the photos above.

Grade 3: Grade 3 students are working on a unit exploring Prehistoric Cave Art.  They watched a short video on the Apple TV that described the story of an 8 year old girl who actually discovered the cave paintings in Altamira, Spain. Students are now working on tutorials on the iPads that teach them how to draw cave-style animals step by step.  They will eventually be transferring these drawings to their own ‘cave walls’ using earth tone chalks.