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Graphic tools and the line family

Sara Elena Chinchilla Chavarra 607605-80 July, 25 2008 Instructor: Licda. Silvia Sowa de Monterroso

Introduction
This project concerns to the implementation of graphic tools provided by different type s of graphic programs, in order to develop a topic, concept or definition. This work pretends also to design or import images with different colors, perspectives and compositions, and some types like decorative images, organizational images and explanative images.

Objectives
To use graphic tools in order to represent topics, concepts or definitions.

To combine the five basic elments of shape to create meaningful images.


To associate with the line, shape, color, perspective and composition.

Description of the activity


The topic is introduced using an organizational image to explain the sequence of the seasons. Each season is described with a clip Art imported background and the text tool. There were created four scenes to explain this topic. 1) The winter scene was created with the following graphic tools:
Graphic tools Elements of shape objects

Line tool Rectangle tool Arc tool Freehand tool Oval tool Color tool

The straight -line family The angle-line family The curved-line Family
The circle family

Buildings Windows Clouds


snow

Description of the activity


2) The spring scene was created with the following graphic tools:
Graphic tools Elements of shape objects

Line tool Rectangle tool Arc tool Oval tool Isosceles` Triangle tool Trapezoid tool Clip Art program Color tool

The straight -line family The angle-line family The curved-line Family The circle family The angle-line family The angle-line family

House walls Door Clouds sun Sun rays Roof Rooster and flowers

3) The summer scene was created with the following graphic tools:
Graphic tools Arc tool Color tool Clip Art program Elements of shape The straight -line family The angle-line family objects House walls Door Ship, ball, glasses and shells.

4) The fall scene was created with the following graphic tools:
Graphic tools Line tool Rectangle tool Arc tool Hexagon tool Ellipse tool Freehand tool Color tool Clip Art program Elements of shape The straight -line family The angle-line family The curved-line Family The angle-line family The dot family objects Scarecrow base Scarecrow patches Clouds Scarecrow face The eyes Scarf, Jacket, leaves Pumpkins and comb hair

The seasons of the year


Winter

Fall

Spring

Summer

Objects Snow Sleds Scarf Snowmen Hat Gloves Winter Coat Boots Snowsuit

- The trees have no leaves on them. - The grass is covered with snow. - The air is very cold. - Have to shovel sidewalks and driveways.

WINTER

Months December January February Holidays Christmas New Years Valentines Day

Seasons Cycle

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Objects Umbrella Light Jacket Shoes Pants

SPRING

Months March April May Holidays Easter Mother's Day Memorial Day

- The trees begin to have buds come out of them. - Flowers start to grow. - It starts to get warmer outside. - Rains a lot of the time.

Seasons Cycle

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Months Objects

SUMMER

Bathing Suit Towel Shorts Flip Flops Sun Glasses Beach/Pool Items

June July August


Holidays

Father's Day Fourth of July Labor Day

- The grass grows all the time now and needs to be cut. - The trees are full of nice leaves. - It is very warm outside.
Seasons Cycle

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Objects Apples Pumpkins Rake Sweater Sweatshirt

FALL

Months September October November

- The leaves on the trees begin to change color and then fall down. - It starts to get a little bit cold outside.
Seasons Cycle

Holidays Halloween Thanksgiving

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Conclusions
Computer graphics education, allow us as teachers, to help our students to gain insight through interaction with the graphic tools, visualization of images, data and simulations; to provide information to others through publications and presentation materials; and to create a medium for creative and artistic expression. I created a project about the seasons of the year, my students will accomplish the signature objectives and also will practice their abilities using graphic tools in the computer programs. The main goal when designing this kind of projects, is to make our students become makers, observers and inquirers.

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Recommendations
Teachers should recognize the power of images, since they capture I created a project about the seasons of the year, my students will accomplish the signature objectives and also will practice their abilities using graphic tools in the computer programs. The main goal when designing this kind of projects, is to make our students become makers, observers and inquirers.

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Sources
Norton, Priscilla and Spraghe, Debra. (2001) Technology for Teaching Pearson Education Company. Needham Heights MA 02494

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