Saturday, October 01, 2005

Referencing Technology

Comparative Poster Making (Traditional vs. Modern Technology)

Grade level: Grade 11

Subject: Art 20/21

General Learner Outcome: Creation. 4. The student will become aware of how artists work with the components of artifacts: media, techniques and visual elements.

Specific Learner Outcome: Students will observe the impact of technology on the creation of artifacts.

ICT Outcomes:
C. 1. 1. 1. Access and retrieve appropriate information from electronic sources for a specific inquiry.
C. 6. 1. 3. Use technology to support and present conclusions.
P. 3. 1. 2. Create visual images by using such tools as paint and draw programs for particular audiences and purposes.

Students will use the Internet to research Toulouse-Lautrec’s style and process of making posters. Students will then design a poster, stylized after Toulouse-Lautrec, to promote an upcoming school event. Students will create two different versions of the same design: one version of the poster using traditional media and one version of the poster using software, such as Adobe Illustrator and PaintShop. Students will then write a 500 word reflection on their experience of using the different media. Students will address how technology can impact the intentions and productions of an artist. How might Toulouse-Lautrec’s works have differed if he’d had PaintShop Pro at his disposal?

Reference Section: Use the references as a starting point for research

ArtCyclopedia, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec art links/last verified Sept. 7-8, 2005, Retrieved October 1, 2005 from

Tesoro Gallery, Retrieved October 1, 2005 from

Rationale for Computer Integration: It is important that students have an understanding of how technology has affected the art making process. One way to develop this understanding is to have students make direct comparisons between the creation process and the end products of the different processes by having experienced those processes equally.


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