(Instructor : Yatska Sokuleva )
Below is the work of our students from the fall session of our iPad Art Classes. We start them with the basics of traditional drawing on a paper and then graduate them to the digital medium using iPad. Below you will see some of the paper drawing done by them and later in the post you will see the digital creations.
(Instructor : Yatska Sokuleva )
And here is the digital art created on the iPads
More classes coming near your art center. If you need to setup a class in your community please send us an email
CREATE CA and the Fresno County Office of Education is hosting a new statewide Summit on arts, education and the economy. Mobile Art Academy is invited to be part of this Statewide summit.
What’s the big idea?
California’s $294 billion creative economy creates one in ten jobs throughout the state. We must prepare ALL studends for success with a high quality arts education that teaches 21st Century skills for college and career.
Why should I go?
Sumit Vishwakarma, Caroline Mustard and Jeannie Mecorny will be speaking at the summit on the following topic:
Investment in Tech-Art Mashup to Boost California's Creative Economy : The rise of mobile technologies has redefined the way we consume, create and exhibit art. From the traditional practice of using canvas and oil paint, we can now create art on the fly on our tablets or smartphones with the help of a stylus pen and a set of digital painting apps. In this session you will learn all creating art on your smart devices
Learn to paint on your iPad! Cool new class for teens and tweens at Menlo Parks and Rec every Monday from 405pm in the Arrigulla Family Recreation Center. Register online at http://www.egovlink.com/menlopark/rd_classes.
Course delivered by Caroline Mustard from the Mobile Art Academy.
We wrapped up two successful iPad art summer camp on July 2015. One at city of Cupertino and other at city of Sunnyvale. Kids learned about various art apps including procreate, autodesk sketchbook, paper FiftyThree, Artrage, Snapseed and Doink Animation.
Our instructor Jay observed :
Felix who is 7 years loves to paint on Procreate. He mostly paints abstracts. His favorite color is red and uses it in pretty much all of his paintings.He mostly creates space and war themed paintings.
Nicole who is 8 years loves to paint on Paper by 53. She loves the watercolor brush. She told me that the watercolor brush is very pretty. The painting "Girl with a dog" is inspired by a scene she had seen outside this camp classroom. She had seen a girl with a dog through the classroom window.
Lilly who is 9 years old prefers to draw and doodle over painting. Her favorite subjects to draw are animals and people. She seems to like both Paper by 53 and Procreate.
The Thinkering Day collective of homeschooling artists showed their MobileArt works through the month of June. Created using mobile iPad apps, in collaboration with Mobile Art Academy, they explored the exciting potential of this medium. We joined the gallery opening, met the artists, enjoyed music and hors d'ouevres, and saw this dynamic medium in action.
Enjoy this video which tells you their journey to the world of mobile art. Special thanks to Jacki Rigoni for curating this event!
The rise of mobile technologies has redefined the way we consume, create, and exhibit art. From the traditional practice of using canvas and oil paint, we can now create an art piece using our tablets with the help of a stylus pen and a set of digital painting applications and tools. And, once we have created our artwork, we can freely exhibit and disseminate it through online social media channels and blogs. In other words, there’s a whole new world of creativity waiting out there…if the aspiring artist is skilled and knowledgeable in the use of these digital devices because, in addition to raw artistic talent, they must be skilled at using the various types of tools and applications available.
Mobile Digital Art & Creativity (mDAC) Summit 2014 is very unique event designed to cater mobile digital art enthusiasts hosted by the Mobile Art Academy located in San Francisco’s Bay Area, the hub of the digital universe. Intended for kids, parents, and teachers, the MDAC Summit will be held on August 1 to 3 at the Pacific Art League’s brand new building right in downtown Palo Alto. It will be kicked off on Friday August 1st with the grand opening of the second International Mobile Art Exhibition on Friday, August 1st featuring a juried selection of work from artists around the world
What can you expect from this event? Read on below and find out what to expect from theis three-day conference.
A Close Encounter with iPad Creativity Apps
With a theme "Creative Apps Meet Artistic People," the MDAC Summit will educate participants on how they can use iPad applications alongside of traditional painting materials. “The initial goal of the program is to walk the students through various art apps and techniques to get them started,” explained conference organizer, Sumit Vishwakarma.
Though the final list of apps is yet to be unveiled, Vishwakarma mentioned the following iPad tools that he frequently uses when creating and teaching art.
· ArtRage – an iPad painting app with natural painting tools such as watercolors and oil brushes. It lets you experiment with color blending on a realistic digital canvas.
· Procreate – an iPad exclusive digital illustration app with features such as true-to-life sets of inks, brushes, and pencils.
· SketchBook Pro (Android and iOS) – one of the widely used creativity apps for tablets. As featured by Verizon on their Insider Guide.
As Vishwakarma points out, using these tools may seem easy, but for those who are unfamiliar with them, it may appear impossible to navigate the apps without someone to show you how. The hope of conference organizers is that by attending the summit, attendees will get a closer encounter with a broad spectrum of digital tools through on-site instruction from an impressive list of artists and guest speakers who will be spearheading the workshops and masterclasses.
The unique exhibition and conference are attracting attention from technologists and artists alike. Jonathon Reichental, Ph. D. CIO of Palo Alto, will open the 2-day program of workshops and seminars. Conference workshop presenters include world-acclaimed artist, Susan Murtaugh, Autodesk’s ambassador for Sketchbook Pro, their popular art app which can be used on multiple mobile platforms including the iPad, to different android phones and tablets.
Opportunity To Mingle With Fellow Enthusiasts
The format of the upcoming MDAC Summit offers a collaborative learning opportunity due to its many workshops and activities, providing attendees to create their own projects. With this endeavor, they can learn and draw inspiration from their fellow artists.
For parents, this is also a great opportunity to mingle with each other and talk about the kind of activities you do with your kids in supporting their passion for the arts. Instructors and digital art teachers can exchange insights on the kind of programs they integrate into their lesson plans.
Programs for everyone !
“The program consists of two tracks,” says Sumit Viswakarma, founder of Mobile Art Academy and conference planner. “The Mobile Digital Art track focuses on creation of artwork using different art apps such as Sketchbook Pro, Art Rage and Procreate, while the Mobile Creativity track focuses on creative apps which enable you to do pretty well anything from digital sculpting (with 3D printing) to caricaturing, photo manipulation, animation and creating comic strip characters. “
“The Pacific Art League has dedicated the entire first floor of our new building to this important conference, enabling attendees to move from one track to the other depending on their interest,” explained Seth Shalet, Pacific Art League’s visionary executive director. “Conference seminars will have something for everyone of any age and artistic skill level, even for those who have never picked up a stylus or paintbrush,” he added.
“We even have a seminar led by our popular iPad instructor, Caroline Mustard, which will empower you to create and illustrate your own e-books,” said Vishwakarma, explaining that the conference has been carefully planned so the whole family can attend. “Mom can learn to paint under the watchful eyes of an expert while Dads learn to sculpt on his iPad and their son learns to draw comic characters and make them dance around on the screen,” he said, adding that each workshop and masterclass is led by an expert in that art form.
These are just some of the exciting things that await enthusiastic participants. Is your kid an aspiring digital artist? Sign him/her up in the Mobile Digital Art & Creativity Summit 2014
We recently did a workshop on animation at Evergreen branch of San Jose Public Library. Attendees leared about various apps to create simple to professional animations all on their iPad. Keys loved the fact that they really don't need to know any complex software or programming. They also created some playdough characters which we animated during the show using stop-motion techniques. Parents were encouraged to introduce this new medium to creativity to their kids.
Below are some photos from the workshop.
Our students are doing some awesome work on the iPad. Check out some mother's day special and other art created by our students in Safari Kid Evergreen.
A private showing of Caroline Mustard's Artwork!
Born in england and graduated from the university of brighton‘s prestigious Faculty of Arts with a degree in Fine Art, Caroline is an accomplished painter and graphic designer. she has over 40 years of years of experience in scenic and faux painting as well as graphic design and art direction and is an expert user of Photoshop and in design.
Two years ago her son gave her an iPad for her birthday and introduced her to her first painting app. since that time her life has become a whirlwind of activity, both as an artist and educator dedicated to emowering others to use their iPads for maximum creativity.
Caroline is partnered with sumit Vishwakarma, a tech visionary who is well known in the field of mobile art. Together they formed the Mobile Art Academy. Their new start-up made headlines last year after partnering with the Pacific Art League in Palo Alto and holding the first annual digital mobile art exhibit featuring mobile art from around the world, juried by experts and widely covered in the local press.
Caroline leads the group’s objective to deliver high quality instruction in mobile art and teaches the subject throughout the Peninsula, with regular classes and workshops at the Pacific Art League as well as Menlo Parks & Recreation Department in addition to teaching iPad in local schools, along with adult workshops and classes at Filoli and Vi Living in Palo Alto. she is in wide demand and known for her ability to empower individuals of any age to use their iPads for maximum creativity.
Caroline recently partnered with Coach Art to bring iPad art to children suffering from long term illness, having herself been hospitalized as a youngster and isolated from her peers for a year while recovering from Tuberculosis. “Art was my therapy and life line,” she explained, “and so it makes sense to give back any way i can through Coach Art’s vital program.”
Come Join her on May 18th !
For more info, please download the flier here.
Onc can easily create personalized fun animated greetings using just few apps. Here is an example of one such greeting that we created on our friend's bday on Easter.
Pick a photo and you can edit it using procreate app to remove the background. You can also fix the photo to your needs. Here we have used the selection tool and copied the hand on the right and added it to the left. Smudge tool is then used to make it look seamless.
Step # 2
Since its easter theme. Create a simple cracking egg animation in Doink
Step # 3
Merge the above edited photo with the egg animation in Doink.
Step # 4
Add music in iMovies. And you have created your Animated Easter Bday greeting card! Share and enjoy
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