Friday, March 2, 2012

Cool Drawing Apps for Primary School

So many classroom activities are only fully realised when your students add their sketches to embellish their work, or to annotate a concept. Sometimes they just need to describe an object. Here are a series of apps that allow the creative little Picasso or Frida in your class to express themselves. Most of these are so intuitive that your students will be drawing before you know it.

Drawing Pad: $1.99 AU
Drawing Pad offers an incredible amount of fun and creativity as a stand alone App but we've worked extra hard to allow parents the ability to extend the fun by offering in app coloring books). Drawing Pad is an "Apple Staff Favorite" and was featured in the "Spotlight" of the App Store - Don't have an iPad yet? Don't let it stop you! Buy Drawing Pad now and get free updates for life!

Doodlecast for Kids: $1.99 AU
Doodlecast is a unique drawing app that records your voice as you draw. Play back your drawing and export it to share with friends and family.  The Doodlecast For Kids App comes with more than 20 drawing prompts – simple questions designed to give kids a starting point. Kids can choose from one of the prompts or start a drawing from scratch. The app records the entire drawing process along with audio.

Kid Art for iPad: $0.99 AU
Kid Art is now on the iPad! Let your kids' imaginations go wild as they draw, stamp, and save their masterpieces to share with you later. Features include large free drawing space with 10 easy to pick colours. Also includes fun stamps of animals and objects to drop into your drawing as well as over 20 fun backgrounds to draw on. Three themes to choose from: Original, Under the Sea, and At School.

ArtRage: $7.49 AU
ArtRage doesn't just drop color on your canvas, it keeps track of how much paint there and how wet it is, so you can blend colors under the brush as you paint, or lay down thick lines of pigment for flattening and smearing with the Palette Knife. Watercolors react to the wetness of the brush and paper beneath, creating hard edged wet strokes or blending to create soft gradients.

Doodle Buddy: FREE
Doodle Buddy is the most fun you can have with your finger! Connect with a friend to draw together over the Internet. Includes funny sounds paired with stamps are a blast! Doodle and stamp all over your own pictures. Get more stencils with Doodle Bucks! Text Tool with resizable text and four fonts. Draw with other users on the same WiFi network. Text chat back and forth with your drawing buddy.

Procreate: $0.99 AU
Procreate is a painting sketching app, made exclusively for iPad. Engineered using the incredible Silica painting engine, painting and sketching on an iPad has never been so responsive and precise. The new HD canvas is bigger and captures an incredible amount of detail and achieves quality like never before on a mobile device. 

Bamboo Paper: FREE
Bamboo Paper, a seriously fun new app from Wacom, provides you with the ability to create virtual notebooks for your iPad, letting you share your ideas visually with handwritten notes, sketches or doodles. Paired with the Bamboo Stylus, it turns your iPad into the ultimate paperless communications tool. Enjoy the ease of your own natural handwriting as you sketch your thoughts on a neat digital paper notebook.

iSketchbook: $0.99 AU
This app is the drawing tool for the ipad. It Allow you to draw leisurely every where you go. Now kids can draw in this digital sketch book and have the fun of iPad. It includes the Tool box (Pencil, line, circle, rectange, eraser etc), the ability to import photo from library and layer to manage images. The app has a color mixer, readymade shapes, basic geometric shapes as well as painting with a sketch pen.

QuickSketch: $1.99 AU
Quick Sketch! is a basic no-frills graphics editor that you can use to conveniently draw basic drawings and share them. Remember the MS Paint on Windows? Sometimes you just need a simple graphical editor with some basic tools to be able to sketch something quickly - that is what Quick Sketch! is. You can create new pictures and save them to the Photos on your iPad,

Draw Free for iPad: FREE
Draw Free for iPad is the ultimate app to sketch and doodle beautiful drawings. Draw Free for iPad lets you create superb doodles. Create your master piece using a variety of useful features: like an intuitive and simple interface, unlimited variety of colors in the colour picker. Enhance your drawing by picking your background as a style, or solid or choose your own from your photo library.

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