Elementary School Art Apps, Tools, and Resources That We Love
Are you looking for elementary school art apps, tools, and resources that you can use with your students? If so, we have you covered. Check out our list below. Let us know if there are any that we missed.
Boulevard-Art classes are more immersive thanks to the VR experience provided by this program. Students can visit six art museums and experience famous artworks via virtual, augmented, or mixed reality. Boulevard is redefining an era and reshaping the art and culture narrative to the outside world.
Quiver– This is an app designed on the principles of VR technology that makes the coloring process educative and fun. The app is designed for younger students as it turns 2-D images into 3-D images in just a few steps. The combination of the latest in augmented reality technology and “olden days” style coloring is used to make the coloring process a magical experience for kids and their parents and teachers. You can download the Quiver app at (http://www.QuiverVision.com); the app comes with free pages that can be saved and printed directly from the Quiver app.
Intro to Colors– The world of colors comes alive with “Intro to colors.” It’s a dynamic and interactive app that lets children appreciate and learn colors in various ways. Your child will learn both primary and secondary colors, the foundation of colors, color shades, identifying and mixing of colors as well as painting and creation of colors in a fun and exciting way.
Peep and the Big Wide World– Get ready to paint on this paint splat game featuring Quack, a likable, funny duck, and his friend, Chirp, who is a brave robin bird. Children play the game by making Quack jump and paint tubes to create color collages on the wall. The app teaches children to identify colors and get creative with mixing colors. Once you have formed the simpler secondary colors (green, purple, orange, etc.), you progress to harder tertiary colors. Quack jumps on the paint tube when you touch it, splashing blobs of yellow, blue, and red paint on the wall. Touching the water hose rinses the paint off the wall, so you can start over when you want. PrimaryPad idea for schools to keep things fun, simple, fast, and easy-to-use. PrimaryPad integrates with other tools such as Wordle, PrimaryWall, and PrimaryPaint.
The Pyramids– For students studying ancient civilizations or just those fascinated by Egypt, The Pyramids provides a way to explore the tombs and pyramids of ancient Egypt in 3-D. As students walk through passageways or fly over the Sphinx, they can touch any object or painting to learn more about it, including information on who created it, what it is thought to represent, and how it fits into the culture of ancient Egypt. Students can zoom in on paintings to examine them more closely and select objects to view from all angles by rotating them. There is also an accompanying interactive book full of additional information for curious students.
Museums of the World– Museums of the World gives free access and availability to thousands of museums all around the globe. Whether you love art, culture, science, or travel, you can virtually travel anywhere in the world and gain knowledge. You can find events, exhibits, and shows based on GPS locations. There are also detailed presentations and galleries to give you all the information you need to get around and learn as much as possible
The Metropolitan Museum of Art – The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s website includes information on visiting, current exhibitions, upcoming events, and information about the art contained in the museum. It also includes some pages with infographics and articles about the history of art, lesson plans to assist teachers with integrating works of art into their classroom, and other curriculum resources such as suggested book lists. For teachers planning a field trip to the museum, there are also lots of resources on how to do so and ideas of things to pre-teach to ensure students have the most valuable visit possible.
ToonDoo – ToonDoo is a quick and easy way for students to create characters, comics strips, and comic books, even if they aren’t comfortable with their drawing skills. It includes options that allow students to create their own characters and images. ToonDoo can be used in any classroom to create final projects, encourage English language use, tell stories, or for storyboarding.
Toontastic 3D – Toontastic 3D lets students design, draw, and animate their own cartoons. The app records students’ voices and animations and stores the cartoons as a 3-D video. Students can add themselves to their cartoons with the option to import photos. There are three pre-made story arcs that students can choose from (short story, classic, and science report), or they can create their own. For students that need additional inspiration, there is an idea lab full of stories, characters, and settings to explore.