Cubism Isn't Square
Tech Integration Classroom Project
Subject: Fine Arts
Applications: Contribute CS3, Photoshop Elements 4
The process for creating the example image and Web pages using Photoshop® Elements 6 and Contribute® CS3 is described below. The Completed Project Movie shows what the finished products might look like. The tutorial movies that follow demonstrate, step-by-step, how to create an image in the Cubist art style and the informational Web page using the sample data provided in the downloadable resource packet. This project can be easily modified or adapted for other subject areas, grade levels, or ability levels. For a complete project description, including goals, objectives, and materials, see the Project Overview.
What's in a Project?
Each project provides:
- Project activity guide
- Copy of the completed project
- All the resources needed to recreate the example project
- Step-by-step tutorial movies that walk students through the project
- Assessment rubric
Information for Teachers
This project can be easily modified or adapted for other subject areas or other skill levels.
All example files, an assessment rubric, and information about adapting and extending the example project are included in the resource materials available for download with this project.
Creating Your Own Project
We will begin by opening an existing image in Photoshop Elements. We'll learn how to select different parts of the image, create new layers, and then apply effects to the different layers to modify the original image so that it looks like a piece of Cubist art. We'll also learn how to save our image in a Web-ready format that we will use in Contribute. During the second part of the project, we'll learn how to use a Connection Key to create a Web page that links to a classroom homepage. We'll learn how to add text and images to our Web page, and how to link a thumbnail image to the larger version of our image. Finally, we'll learn how to send our pages for review to the site administrator.