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ERIC Number: ED369689
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
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The Use of the Computer in the School Art Program.
McWhinnie, Harold J.
This document discusses the IBM project HANDY that uses an authoring language for the development of interactive teaching lessons. The paper describes a series of lessons that explored various aspects of color and motion in relation to general principles of basic design. The IBM language is designed so that teachers can write a script, create graphic images, and call upon a video disk, audio tapes, and music to create a drama of events on the screen. The language offers almost unlimited possibilities for the artist and designer. The computer becomes an electronic sketchbook, an essential artistic vehicle to state an idea, vary that idea, try all possible combinations of color, texture, and movement, and finally produce an almost endless series of variations on the basic theme. The output assumes many forms. With a color printer it can produce hard copy. A series of slides can be used as the basis for paintings for a sequence of images, which, when combined with text, can serve as the basis for book and story illustrations. The HANDY project has evolved over time and the essential focus changed. The strengths and weaknesses of HANDY as a language are discussed. One effective means of introducing computer based art and design programs into the schools would be in an art course for elementary teachers that would include an introduction to computer graphics. (DK)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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