Here’s an idea to link to your work on the great artists – it doesn’t take long, it’s fun to do and it’s a way of incorporating ICT into your art session. Find a good quality image of your chosen piece of classic art (I’ve chosen Starry Night, but it doesn’t matter what it is). Save it in it’s original form and then open it up in a photo editing program ( 2Photo Simple in the advanced setting is good, but an online application would be okay) add an effect to it ( greyscale, sepia – you choose) and save it as a separate file. Undo your last action, add a different effect to it and save it a third time. Keep going until you’ve got eight different versions of the image (more if you want to, but eight works well for me).
Once you’ve got your eight images open up a blank PowerPoint and give the slide a blank layout. Insert your first image – if you’re lucky the image will be a good size but if not just resize it. Then insert the other remaining images directly on top of the first, resizing if necessary (it’s important they’re all the same size).
Once you’ve got all the images in place carefully use the crop tool on each image to crop them into slices. I like to crop from the right going across to the left so the slices are vertical but that’s a personal thing . As you crop the layer underneath will be revealed and eventually you’ll have a really effective composite image!
This idea also works well with portrait photos: give them a bit of a scary twist by using effects like night vision, heat map or negative/inverted image!