Apps for Art
Rory's Story Cubes is a virtual set of decision making dice. Great for idea generation and creative writing.
An astonishing range of facts and experiments based on colour. Answer Q's like - Why is Monet like a honeybee? Or what colour is a whisper?
Becoming an artist as great as Van Gough seemed impossible to people as untalented as us. UNTIL NOW! Playart allows you to actually manipluate the componenets of artists' work, to redefine them and place your own stamp on them. Wow!
To create the unique effect of leaving just a little spash of colour in your photos really draws the attention of your audience to the area you want. Simple but very effective. Take a picture, turn it black and white and run your finger along the areas you wish to restore colour to.
Providing you with natural painting tools like oils and watercolours, Artrage allows you to prodcue remarkably realistic artistic paintings. It is apps like these that are giving rise to the new wave of iPad artists.
PAPER by FIFTY THREE
A beautifully presented iPad sketchbook. Allows the user to draw, skectch and collate ideas. Limited by the fact that you are currently unable to upload your own pictures to annotate and improve.
HOW TO DRAW
A simple sketching app that will allow younger students to quickly colour in pre-drawn images, or follow tracing lines to create pre-designed images or even produce their own. The younger children will enjoy this app.
ART GALLERY +3000 ARTISTS
View the works of a whole host of famous artists in this comprehensive gallery app. More than 150,000 images in high definition.
Realistic paint brush strokes, excellent choice of colours and shades and the ability to alter the style of your print make this app easy to use. With a bit of practise though, the results have can have a very professional quality.
3D Gallery '12
A great way to share artwork (especially when hooked up to a whiteboard.) Populate a virtual gallery with your own images then allow students to wander round and appreciate them.
HOW TO DRAW
Handy collection of video tutorials detailing the sketching of faces, animals, scenery and more. Free and worthwhile.
A great app for young artists to draw, stamp or edit their own images. Simple and fun, multi-finger interface.
MUSEE DU LOUVRE
The official app from this prestigious museum. 100 masterworks are detailed with text and images.
A fun app for young students to learn about symmetry whilst creating some vividly coloured masterpieces of their own!
MOMA ART LAB
Nine different experiences in the field of modern art. This excellent app allows students to experiment with a range of unusual techniques and learn more about the artists that utilise them.
MASTER PIECES: THE CURATOR'S GAME
What makes a masterpiece? This brilliant set of games is a fresh way of looking at art and learning more about them. Highly recommended.
Produced by art.com, this is a unique approach to art appreciation. It allows users to sort artworks under a range of categories from colour scheme to period to themes.
LET'S CREATE POTTERY
Allows users to create a range of designs on a virtual pottery wheel. The digital profits from each creation can then be used to buy new tools. A lot of fun!
POP ART DRAW
What differentiates this from other Pop Art apps on the market is the ability to sketch from scratch - even using the classic Ben-Day dots effect. NB this is an iPhone app but does work fine on iPad.
Create breath-taking artwork using this iPad exclusive wonder-app. Incredibly precise and yet easy to learn, you can even mix colours and use varied pressure to alter your brush strokes.
HOW TO MAKE ORIGAMI
Does what it says on the tin. Well-produced and comprehensive guide to this engaging Japanese artform.
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NB: not all apps are available in all regions