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ART 10/13 – 10/14: Pixel Art I


We will discuss the following:

  1. How to create pixel art in Google Sheets

TAKE NOTES during class discussions. You will submit notes for credit each week. If you are absent, you must watch the Zoom video to get the notes.

If you were absent to any of the meetings this week, go to Google Classroom, where the recorded meetings have been posted under Classwork>Recorded Zoom Meetings.


  1. Demonstration on how to do the following in Google Sheets:

  2. How to make simple shapes

  3. How to add colors using conditional formatting

  4. How to fill a row with color (Shift+R on Chromebooks or Ctrl+R on computer)

  5. How to fill a column with color (Shift+D on Chromebooks or Ctrl+D on computer)

  6. Practice making simple artwork in Google Sheets

Video: How to create pixel art

Visit this site to learn more about colors and your personality.


Pixel Art Preparation and Practice due 10/14

  1. Practice making simple pixel art.  Go to Google Classroom and find the assignment called “pixel art practice”.  

  2. Find 2 images of items that you want to turn into pixel art.  Your final pixel art will measure at least 32×32 pixels and contain at least 10 colors.  

Create a Found Object Color Wheel (see examples above) Due Today

  1. Use any camera to photograph your wheel—your phone or Chromebook camera

  2. You must use a minimum of 10 colors (aim for all 12)


  4. You must use a minimum of 24 objects (that’s at least two per color)

  5. Photograph your wheel in a bright area—perhaps build your wheel outdoors for good light

  6. When ready to submit, place your color wheel on a Google Slide in the TURN IN FOLDER named “Color Wheel 1”.  Name your file pd_last_first_wheel1

Color Emotions and Schemes Slideshow Due Today

  1. In your color and emotion slideshow from last class, add the following slides and find artwork in Google Arts and Culture that includes these schemes. Include different artists and mediums

  2. Monochromatic

  3. Warm

  4. Cool

  5. Analogous

  6. Complementary

  7. Triad


  1. Link to the Turn In folder.

  2. Fill out the Daily Attendance Form to be counted as present.

  3. How to create a Google Arts and Culture Gallery


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