CLASS FRESCO CREATES STUNNING WORKS OF ART
East Dorset, Vermont. June 28, 2004—Who says you need a paintbrush to become an aspiring
Van Gogh? Whole Class Fresco
is an innovative paint program which is finding its way into classrooms
across the country. It proves that students can create artistic
masterpieces using nothing more than simple mouse clicks. The remarkable
program offers a myriad of drawing media including watercolor, pastels,
crayons, charcoal, airbrush, spray, paint, pen, felt tip, splatter
brush, italic pen, and even a pen that draws zig-zags.
And this is just the beginning of a list of
fun features available to creative students.
the tools you may possibly need are available along the left side
of your ‘canvas’ in Whole
Class Fresco. Choose from a variety of color palettes on
the right side of the screen, mix your own colors by adding black
or white, dip your mouse in, and get ready to create! Designed to
be intuitive, Whole Class Fresco allows you to click
anywhere on the canvas and lay down brushstrokes by simply dragging
the mouse where you want it to go. Easy-to-use graphical menus allow
you to change the width of your brush or select a new paintbrush
There is also a range of fun stamp objects, including
brown leaves, green leaves, stones, clouds, raindrops, flames, spheres,
cones, and grass, which will help add even more texture and naturalism
to the canvas. Once a few brushstrokes have begun to transform the
computer screen, students may want to experiment with a wealth of
effects. From the effects
menu, choose to smudge, blur, diffuse, or colorize and you’ll be
amazed how easy it is to add more realistic texture to your work.
This grassy meadow picture was painted with only 14 mouse
Class Fresco includes four built-in levels, accessible through the
main menu bar, which offer progressively more advanced feature sets. Teachers can easily configure the program to
meet the needs of the whole class or special education students
by setting the level or by creating a new, custom level.
In this way, teachers may control which features, tools,
and buttons are available to each student.
This software is ideal for use in the whole class setting,
as images can by displayed for all students on a whiteboard or projector,
allowing each student to contribute to the creation of a class mural
or other art project. Teachers may also use the program to demonstrate
specific techniques to students before instructing them to practice
the techniques at their own computers.
You’ll be amazed by the opportunities for creative expression
afforded by the many tools in Whole Class Fresco. In the upper levels of the program, students
may play with symmetry, repeating patterns, and tiling effects to
create stunning works of art. Lines
and shapes available in graphical sub-menus include stars, circles,
radiating lines, and a variety of polygons.
Solid or linear fills give works depth and color.
Realistic stencil effects and tools for masking, zooming,
and snapping to grid are just a few more options you’ll find as
you manipulate and stylize your own strokes of artistic genius.
And if you change your mind or make mistakes, as any great
artist does, a variety of “undo” tools and eraser types are at your
disposal. Choose a square or circular eraser, or try
out the realistic eraser which erases by degrees in the same way
that a pencil eraser does. Touches
like these show how much care and innovation went into the creation
of Whole Class Fresco.
Minimum System Requirements
95 or better, Pentium II, 32 MB RAM
single unit price of Whole Class Fresco is $49.95
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