Where Would Your Crane Go?
A Digital Exploration of Space
Objective: Student explore photo manipulation using a free online software at www.pixlr.com in the creation of a composition that plays with the notion of where cranes choose to travel.
Materials: Origami Crane, MacBook
Activity: Students learn how to capture images of their handmade origami cranes then transform them digitally using a free online photo manipulation website (www.pixlr.com). Students explore ways to select, resize, transform, copy, and manipulate their cranes by incorporating them into a place where they think their cranes might travel to.
Instructions: 1. Students learn the art of origami by creating paper cranes. (see the story of 1000
2. Students learn how to take pictures of their cranes using Photo Booth.
3. Students search on Google images backgrounds that best describe where their
cranes might travel.
4. Finally, students select and copy their cranes onto their background. They can
create a group of cranes (sedge or siege) and resize, manipulate, and play with the
space of the image.