A while ago I was visiting a historical museum while a cartoon exhibit was running at the same time. I really loved how they found a way to merge the two by projecting comics on the statues.

Here is an example.

This got me thinking that we could do something similar with pictures of statues and drawing tools in Keynote. Later on we will animate it onto the real statue with a pico projector.

Bring the statues to life with drawing tools and tell the untold stories hidden within them.

Kurt Klynen

The Steps.

Here is my story:

Open Keynote and start from a blank new template.

Delete any of the remaining text boxes.

Next import the picture of the statue by tapping on the plus sign at the upper right hand corner and selecting Photo or Video. Find the images in your Photo Library and add them.

Now that the images are in we can start drawing our story on the statue. Tap on the screen with your Apple pencil.

Once your story is finished, tap on the drawing and select Animate. Select Line Draw from the menu and observe the result.

TIP: You might want to slow your animation down, break up your drawings to animate them separately or add some Magic Move to enhance the result.

When you are ready, tap on the three dots in the upper right hand corner and select export.

Choose Movie from the options and export to Files.

Going Further.

Now that the graphics are in place for this installation, you can compose a soundtrack to go with this or add video/photos to the statue.

This is one of the activities that educators can participate in during The Playground.

If you are inspired to try this yourself, have a look at the resources I used:

Apple Teacher

Everyone Can Code

Everyone Can Create

Have fun!