2 Replies Latest reply: Mar 14, 2012 11:17 AM by raffelsol RSS

Digital Art Programs Online

wizzlewolf New User
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What is your favorite art program or software to use in the classroom? I am interested in all grade levels K-12. Also, I am wondering if any of you use online painting programs and if so, what is the URL and/or name of the website. I really want to know your preferences about interactive websites or interactive ART lessons using a Smartboard or iPad.


Any suggestions?





  • Re: Digital Art Programs Online
    lakebi New User
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    Hi Wizzlewolf!


    I'm a computer teacher grades 7, 8 in California.  One of my 8th grade units is digital art.  I have a couple programs I've found that I like and use with the kids:







    I use Paint.net as an editor.  I like it because it's a program you load onto your computer so if the internet is down, you're not!

    Other online editors that are equally as good:




    For grading purposes, since we have Windows 7 computers, I have the kids use the Snipping Tool and turn in a .jpg of their online work, although most of the editors will render .jpg files.


    What do you teach and what level?


    Bill Lake

  • Re: Digital Art Programs Online
    raffelsol New User
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    I teach a digital class and use photoshop, painter and illustrator. My kids are 10-12th graders and I use www.lynda.com to help learn the programs and then we branch out and do many projects throughout the year.


    There was a session recently that I saw online about using interactive whiteboards in the art classroom. -


    Here was part of the email that I recieved. I didn't watch the webinar, but the link is there for the recorded session:



    Yesterday’s SIGAE webinar, Interactive White Boards in the Arts Classroom, was a great success! Thanks to all who participated, and a special thanks to Drew McAllister for volunteering to facilitate the webinar. If you missed it, you can find a link to the recording on the SIGAE wiki.

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