Students should be walked through each application with the teacher.
This application can be accessed from students as young as kindergarten, and can still be utilized with older students as it has the ability to become more complex if the artist desires. Students can practice free drawing skills through navigating drawing tools and colors. Children can explore what a stencil is and practice their fine motor skills in making the stencil different sizes by tapping and dragging.
This application lends itself well to teaching students about symmetry in art. The app also allows students to create a piece without symmetry in which they can just explore texture in art. It is also possible to explore vertical symmetry, horizontal symmetry, and four-way symmetry.
This is application is one of my favorite for my students that have tactile aversions to paint as they can still feel as if they are getting really messy with their art. It’s a completely digital way to explore splatter painting in a controlled and clean environment. This can also be used as a perfect segue into art history exploration with Jackson Pollock.
Doodle Dandy is a great tool to explore radial symmetry in art. The students can explore color, tone, and tint by changing the saturation of the color. Students have the ability to make organic or abstract art pieces by making decisions in color, size, and the amount of repetition of the marks within the piece. This application tends to mesmerize the visual students as it is fascinating to see the new and fun patterns that emerge through the process.