Elementary School, Middle School

NGAkids Art Zone – A Fun App for Exploring and Creating Art

Screen Shot 2014-09-05 at 10.42.23 AM NGAkids Art Zone is a free iPad app from the National Gallery of Art. The app is designed to help elementary school and middle school students explore art through eight interactive activities.

After students open the app they can scroll through a gallery of paintings and drawings. Double-tapping on a drawing or painting will open an interactive activity in which students can modify the original work. Modification of a selected work takes place through sketching and or adding elements selected from a gallery of modifications. Students can save each work in the app or save it to the camera roll on an iPad.

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Each piece of art in the NGAkids Art Zone app is representative of actual works in the National Gallery of Art. Tapping the information icon on any of the works in the app will reveal background on the artist and the style of drawing or painting.

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