The best way for me to learn new software, apps, or new tech tools is to dive in and try to make things with them. I'm motivated by my desire to create. As I become absorbed in my creative flow, I troubleshoot, problem-solve, explore the possibilities, make connections to my previous knowledge, and imagine future uses for my new discoveries.
This is what I've been doing this week while shut indoors with the heat wave baking the Chicagoland area. But, this is also what I hope my students do everyday they are in my classroom. The desire to create makes learning fun and meaningful.
I played with these apps: popsicolor
, picture show
, photo shake
to digitally paint on the ipad. Learn about my discoveries below. Click images to view them large.
My mother: photo filtered with popsicolor app, drawn over with procreate app.
Mr.Fuglestad & I posed w/iphone. Filtered w/a photo app. Drew over in procreate app.
My Aunt: photo filtered with popsicolor app, drawn over with procreate app.
The image above was made with the Photo Shake app.
*Update* The artwork I made digitally looks great on the mugs I bought through Artsonia! (20% of this purchase goes back to support my art program!) Click the image to see my ipad art gallery on Artsonia.