HELLO, MY WONDERFUL K-5th Grade Artists!
Are you done with school for today? Did you finish your art projects for Ms. Harpster? Are you still feeling super creative?! Well, here are a few helpful resources that you might want to use to create some "virtual" art. Grab yourself an iPad or Computer and check out some of these cool apps, online games, and YouTube Channels!
Grab yourself an iPad or device and use these FREE apps to get started on making some awesome and funky art:
The NGAkids Art Zone app from the National Gallery of Art introduces children not only to the experience of great artwork, but also to the creative process of producing great artworks. Some of the characters in the paintings can be animated for an extra laugh. The artist can explore color and layering paints, producing works that are similar in style to the famous work but ultimately entirely original. All artworks that are produced can be saved to a gallery and shared with friends.
Recolor is a high-quality coloring book on mobile devices which features more than 4000 beautiful art illustrations. Its app is easy, smooth and ideal for on-the-go-relaxation and a perfect tool to channel anxiety into satisfying, creative accomplishment. Recolor is just the perfect way for users to step back from the stress of their everyday life. The "free" version limits some tools but you can create works of art just as well with the limited tools offered.
Let's Create Pottery, allows students to create beautiful clay pottery with the swipe of a finger and the push of a button. The simulated pottery wheel spins the clay into a variety of designs.
Coloring pages have never been so much fun! The Quiver App combines physical coloring from “back in the day” with state of the art augmented reality technology to bring you an extraordinarily magical experience. You can find the free pages by downloading the app and the website (Quiver Vision Link). Save and print the pages directly from the Quiver App or from a computer to start enjoying the fun. Just color and then use the app when you're done to see your masterpieces come to life!
Aviary is a photo-editing app is free and allows your students to enhance and edit photographs. It has a variety of features such as “Transform,” “Crop,” “Effects,” “Enhance,” and “Vignette.” It is my favorite app to use in my classroom, and my students love it, too!
Colorscape is a free app that allows students to create their own custom coloring sheets. Students can snap a shot of themselves, friends, or items and color it digitally on the iPad. If you have the resources and time, printing them out could be fun, too.
Using a Chromebook, draw, sketch, and create! You can experiment with photos by painting new elements into the composition, add notes, manipulate graphics, overlay text on anything or go backwards and forwards in time infinitely through changes you make. Click Link to get started: Sketchpad Online App
Doodle Art allows students to create their own drawings using the app. This free app gives students endless possibilities. It includes a variety of colors, lines, and shapes with which to create. In addition, photographs of student art can be uploaded to this app to give students a chance to edit their work digitally.
CHECK OUT SOME OF THE YOUTUBE CHANNELS BELOW FOR FURTHER FUN!
CHECK OUT SOME ONLINE ART GAMES!