Beyond being an exciting part of the art curriculum, digital art techniques also bring new learning opportunities across the school. This course gives teachers, art specialists and curriculum leaders the technical understanding and practical ideas to confidently use digital art techniques in art lessons and across the curriculum. The course provides non-IT specialists with the technical details they need to know to ensure successful outcomes and achieve great results with digital art and media.
Who should attend?
The course has been designed for art teachers, classroom practitioners, directors of study or curriculum leads and specialist computing teachers alike. No prior technical skills are required and good consideration is given to how digital art can be used across all subjects.
1. Getting started
Getting ready for digital art – essential preparation that will improve confidence and attainment outcomes, high-quality free software and applications
Quick guide to digital devices – what you need and don’t need, making use of technology you already have in school.
Digital media explained – the no jargon guide to working confidently with different media file types.
2. Confidence with digital art tools
Drawing and sketching: How to draw digitally – creating vector and raster images, 2d and 3d drawing.
Photography: How to work with digital photographs – understanding layers, filters, masks and adjustments.
Video: Making, editing and finishing video projects.
3. Digital art and pupil attainment
Teaching and learning: planning and framework for progression, teaching strategies and ideas.
Keeping a record: Building pupil digital art portfolios, summative and formative assessment of pupil work.
Across the curriculum – using digital art purposefully in maths, English and across the curriculum.
Celebrating achievement – virtual displays and exhibitions, taking things further with blogs and online resources.
Joe Warren has been developing his passion for technology in education for near 20 years in maintained, private and international schools. He was the Head of Art for the Elementary Division for Bangkok Patana School, where he changed the curriculum to incorporate more Thai and South East Asian art techniques and history. As deputy head of Hendon Prep School, he arranged many exhibitions and helped his pupils secure art scholarships. Having a passion for of all things digital, Joe became ICT advisor for the Cognita group of independent schools where he championed digital art and the use of computers in art education.
Please note: delegates will need to bring an iPad to this course