It’s Saturday, February 18, 2017, and time for Art at ClickSchooling!
Age Range: 10-18 (Grades 5-12, with parental supervision)
Try your hand at being a police sketch artist with this interactive website originally created for Sanford’s “A Lifetime of Color” website. Along the way, visitors will discover the difference between the right brain and the left brain and how they work together in the world of a sketch artist.
After reading through the slide presentation that explains how the right brain and left brain interpret information differently, visitors are presented with two “crimes” to solve, The Toilet Paper Caper and Pushing Other People’s Buttons. Using the online PDArtist, students decide whether to rely on their right or left brain or both to create an image of the perpetrator. Using the online tool, they make decisions to choose the image that most closely represents what is remembered about the perpetrator regarding:
- The shape of the head
- The width of the eyes
- The thickness of the eyebrows
- The size of the nose and lips
- The length of the hair
The choices available for each category depend on which side of the brain is chosen. This helps solidify an understanding of what information is processed with each side of the brain and what information artists use to create realistic images.
When you are done solving the crimes, there is one last assignment where the student can use the PDArtist to try to create an image of a friend or family member.
Not only is this website easy to navigate and a lot of fun trying to solve the mysteries but may also open the door to a new interest for any budding artist.