Computational Thinking and Creativity

Block H - Art Challenge

Understand the timeline of the main developments since the invention of the World Wide Web. Learn about the great creative minds and internet entrepreneurs who have contributed to the biggest innovations. Be inspired and solve your own challenges! Create webpages, develop a fantasy football database, use 3D modelling software, design a stop motion animation, create your own computer game and much more!

Famous artist, David Hockney, has branched out into digital art and would like you to join him! Come on an exploration of painting apps and have a go at entering the digital art world yourself, exhibiting your art online for critical acclaim.

This Topic is written for Upper Key Stage 2. If you want to use this Topic for a different Key Stage, you will need to consider how to adapt the outcomes, content, delivery methods, resources and differentiation, as well as the relevant National Curriculum objectives.

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01: Hockney and his iPad™ Art

Meet David Hockney and explore his iPad art. Are you up for his ‘tablart’ challenge of creating your own digital artwork? Review some painting apps to get you started!

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02: Digital art 'testing'

Explore the art of Hockney and digital landscape artist, Andy Maitland for inspiration. Test out your winning painting app and begin to plan your own piece of digital art.

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03: Digital landscape paintings and exhibition

Create your digital landscape painting for David Hockney and load it onto your own digital art space. Try launching your very own ‘tablet’ exhibition of digital art.