Want to mix some Kami-magic into your Art classroom? In this video, you’ll learn how to:
Use Kami with your Art students
Create classwork for your curriculum
Provide effective feedback in real-time or your own time
From simple drawings to complex art analysis Kami is a great companion for your art lessons. It is also a great way to introduce kids to making digital art, opening the door for them to use specific software in the future. Let’s start with this example of a kindergarten art class. The teacher has asked the students to create self portraits using this face template as a base. Kids can use the Drawing and Shapes tool to create the facial features, such as circles for the eyes, lines for the eyelashes, and the drawing tool for the mouth, nose, and hair. Students can create their own colour palette and choose from over 250 colours, including neons, neutrals and diverse skin tones.
Now we’re learning about tonal values and their importance and creating volume. They will analyse a few works of art and then identify and draw the values on them. Using the Drawing tool, kids can draw over the images, creating different value areas by using different shades of grey. To make things easier, they can reduce the opacity of these pictures to see the lines better. When they’re done, they can use a select annotation tool to move the annotations revealing their new work of art. They can also record their screen while doing this so that their teacher can see their process and if they applied the concepts correctly.
Next, let’s take a look at this high school grade example. Here they’re studying art history and analysing composition and perspective and Renaissance paintings. Trying to understand what made this painting so pleasing to the eye. In the Raphael painting, the Sistine Madonna, students identify the compositions basic shapes using the Lines tool, they have recognised that the main focus of this painting is this triangle shape. The teacher has asked them to share their thoughts on why they think this is so the student is leaving a Voice Comment.
Because most of the art created in the Renaissance had Christian themes and topics. I think the triangle composition is there to reference the…
In this other example the student uses the signature tool to bring up a transparent PNG file of the rule of thirds to analyse another Raphael painting: the School of Athens
They’ve realised that the ratio is present in the composition itself and in the space between characters