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Pixel Art Gallery

6-7 yrs old

8-10 yrs old

Art and Design

Computer Science

Technology

Students learn about pixels by understanding how to make any image into pixel art. They use paper to draw and recreate any scene into pixel art.

avatar Submitted By: Paola Lopez Campos

May 4, 2018

Skills

  • Citizenship
  • Collaboration
  • Creativity

External References

The Story of Pixel Art

In this website you can find information about the story of pixel art. Did you know that pixel art really comes from famous paintings?

Minecraft 2D Pixel Art

If you don'´t know where to start, you can get inspiration from this website.

Supporting Files

PixelArtSheets


This is the file that the students can use to create their pixel art.

Learning Objectives

  • Be able to understand the term "pixel".
  • Understand that computers use pixels to display images.
  • Be able to use columns and rows to draw art.

Guiding Ideas

Have you ever heard the term pixel before?

Do you know how a computer displasy pictures?

Did you know that you can use Minecraft to create art?

Student Activities

The students learn what pixel art is.

As homework, they need to bring an image to draw in the pixel style. They can also draw it by memory, just make sure they draw in the middle of each square before colouring.

First, students will plan out their design in advance by drawing on graph paper. They should add color and work out the pixel format.

Students will then load a new world in Minecraft: Education Edition in creative mode. Using their designs, they will re-create their pixel art within the game.

Performance Expectations

The students are expected to finish on time and be active participants in each activity.

Students will be able to define what a pixel is and how computers display images.

The students are expected to follow the rules, respect other people's workspace and to collaborate as a team.

Students can use the camera and portfolio to take pictures of their pixel art and share their designs with the class.

Skills

  • Citizenship
  • Collaboration
  • Creativity

External References

The Story of Pixel Art

In this website you can find information about the story of pixel art. Did you know that pixel art really comes from famous paintings?

Minecraft 2D Pixel Art

If you don'´t know where to start, you can get inspiration from this website.

Supporting Files

PixelArtSheets


This is the file that the students can use to create their pixel art.