The symmetry button in the Sketchbook Express app for the iPad is a wonderful tool for an art teacher. Just think of how many times symmetry is a part of your art lessons. Here is one art lesson idea that Sketchbook Express is perfect for: the Face/Vase Figure-Ground Illusion. I would have students take turns photographing each other with their iPads in a profile pose to begin. They would then add these images as a layer in SketchbookX, trace it with the symmetry button, finish off the vase. I made a demo movie below showing all the steps I would go through. If you want to try along with me, use this image to get started.
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