Motivating Student Art Project – LINE StickersDecember 28, 2016
Warning: This art project requires some skill using vector art with software such as Adobe Illustrator.
Alright, so this isn’t related to educational movie guides for students which my site is dedicated to, however, over the past few weeks my 6th grade students have been working on creating their own set of LINE stickers. This was my students’ favorite art project of the year and hence, I wanted to share it with everyone. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the LINE app check out this intro video here.
Art LINE Stickers Project
Here is the outline I used to complete this project. If you have any questions or need further detail please ask me in the comments.
- Give your students an overview of the LINE app and show them some examples of stickers. A simple google image search of ‘line stickers’ will provide plenty of examples.
- Run through the guidelines found in the LINE creators FAQ here. It is well worth the time to review these before starting the project so that students don’t waste time creating stickers that will not be accepted by LINE.
- The basics are that they must be communicative and can’t infringe on copyright. For example, my students had a picture of a pen going through an apple and the text ‘Apple Pen’ which is from the famous video.
LINE rejected our sticker set and I had to change it to something more generic like ‘Apple Time!’
3. Stress to students to create a strong colored black and white drawing with square dimensions.
- 4. This is the tough part and requires some skill. Using software like Adobe Illustrator trace the drawing and color it in. The background must be transparent and saved in png format. These videos, here and here, will give you ideas about what this step entails. Also, check the LINE creators FAQ here to make sure the size of your pictures are correct.
- 5. Fill out the request to LINE for stickers and upload all of your sticker images and then wait for them to either accept or reject your application. Here is an example of one of my rejection letters.
The stickers you submitted have been rejected in accordance with the following section of the review guidelines.
1.1 Images that do not follow the format designated by LINE
*The inside of the illustrations is transparent.
*Part of the background is not made partially transparent.
1.4. Stickers that significantly lack balance
*Stickers with similar designs or poses
5.2. Images that make use of copyrights that lack a clear owner, such as fan fiction
Please edit the stickers in question and submit your request again.
Sticker Review Guidelines
[the images that had problems were listed below]
It was a lot of work, but worth the effort. Check out our 6th grade stickers titled, “We Students!” here and buy them if you like : )