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Students learn a paint brush program to create their own caricatures here
Computers & Internet, Art
Title – Caricatures
By – Lorraine Humes
Primary Subject – Computers / Internet
Grade Level – 3-4
- 1. The student will be able to draw a picture or caricature using the paint brush program.
- 2. The student will be able to demonstrate ability to save a document on a floppy disk.
- 3. The student will be able to open a document from a floppy disk and print it.
Materials: Paintbrush program, floppy disks, bulletin board, charts with steps for opening Paintbrush.
Introduction: Display my caricature on a bulletin board. Let the students know that each of their caricatures will be displayed on the bulletin board. Explain that a caricature is a look-a-like picture of one’s self in a cartoon form. (Explain cartoons and gives examples if necessary).
Transition: Today we are going to pretend to be an artist and draw our very own caricature.
Sequence of Activities:
- 1. On a chart explain the different steps to open the paint brush program. Ask for feedback to make sure the students understand what you are talking about.
- 2. Assign a computer to each of the students.
- 3. Instruct students to open the paintbrush program using the steps on the chart. Clicking on start icon then going to accessories and then to click on paintbrush.
- 4. Give students a brief discussion of the tools (preferably divide the class into groups and show them how to use the different tools). Give them a few minutes to experiment using what they have learned.
- 5. Have the students proceed to draw their caricatures on the paint brush program.
- 6. Have them go to file and save it to a disk. (Explain this process carefully since a lot of confusion may arise.)
- 7. Have the students print out a copy of their work; (instruct in how to print out a document).
- 1. Go over the chart with the different steps.
- 2. Discuss and have students tell you how to save a document on a disk and how to print it.
- 1. Informal evaluation through responses during the activities.
- 2. Through the saved document on the floppy disk.
- 3. Through the printed document.
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