4 Ways to Create and Use AI Art in Your Language Lessons

David Weller
5 min readFeb 4

And how to get started today.

Have you considered generating and using AI art in your lessons?

Using simple text prompts, AI can create beautiful, interesting images to use with your students. You can even ‘feed’ your students’ art to the AI, and it will enhance and customise their images!

It can save you time searching for images online, it’s engaging for students and fun for all of you. I’d like to share three ways to use AI art in your teaching (and how to get started).

For the following examples, I’ll be using an AI art generator called ‘Midjourney’ (but more on how to get started later).

1. Create Fascinating Images

Never spend hours looking online again.

Time magically disappears when you’re searching for just the right pictures to use in class, and even after spending ages looking, you’re left with pictures you’re not happy with.

For example, you’re looking for a picture of a robot riding a unicycle. Instead of spending hours looking, you type in ‘cute monster riding a bike’ into an AI text-to-image generator. It generates four images, and then you can choose which one you like and ‘upscale’ it (turn it into a higher-resolution image), like this:

Or, you can choose to create variations of an image or click to try the whole prompt again. You might decide you need a treasure map, type in ‘treasure map’, and voila! A treasure map appears:

2. Enhancing Student Artwork

Now for something really interesting!

You can take your students’ artwork, give it to the AI with a description of what you’d like it to look like, and it will transform it!

For example, the image on the left can be transformed into the middle or right-hand images with just a few words!

David Weller

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