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Art Education Apps

Drawing involves creative thinking as they make choices about lines, colors and shapes. If you're looking for ways to involve your kids in something creative with a screen, check out these art apps. These art apps allow kids to color pictures, play around with photos, express themselves in writing, and tinker and build with digital tools. Check out these top-rated creativity apps for kids of all ages to stimulate young minds.

This page contains a collection of Art education apps and websites for students and teachers.

    Little Kitten & Friends is an app that helps children aged between 4 and 7 prepare for their school start. The application provides 8 educational games that are rich with features and help remote coordination, confidence, social and motor skills in a safe and exciting environment. Little Kitten & Friends is available on iOS for mobile devices and tablets. The application is free from in-app adverts and in-app purchases.

    Devices: iPhone iPad


    The application Minima Animator is a versatile and powerful 3D animation platform. The application is rich with features and includes a simple platform that requires no advanced technical knowledge of 3D animation. Minima Animator is free to download and is available for iOS for mobile devices, tablets and computers. The application is suitable for ages 4 and above (according to the Appstore) and is free from in-app adverts and in-app purchases. 

    Devices: iPhone iPad


    Montessori Preschool app is crammed full of high-quality learning activities for young children. It packages them into an environment that encourages exploration and stress-free learning. The Montessori Preschool app is available to download for iOS (iPad and iPhone) and Android devices. Download Montessori Preschool for free. There are in-app purchases available. To unlock even more content by subscribing starting at £5.99

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    The Night Zookeeper is an easy to use, child-friendly platform based around a series of magical storybooks. This online platform is designed to inspire and help primary school children (6 to 12 years of age) with their creative writing as well as teaching them about grammar, spelling, vocabulary, writing skills and drawing through a series of lessons and games. 

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    This app is aimed at helping young children, who are just beginning to learn about language and numbers, the opportunity to extend their understanding through creative enterprises. Users are encouraged to draw a number of different pictures throughout the app which are all linked to the learning of specific areas such as language or numeracy. These are all backed up with lots of helpful comments and directions through the app meaning that there is a lot of support even for those children who are just beginning to learn all the new aspects of communication. The developer has a few other apps in a similar vein, and these are all well used across many platforms with lots of users currently accessing their content.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    The software ‘Baby Games: Knowledge park’ is an exciting educational learning app suitable for boys and girls aged 1 year and above. The app features four exciting themed zones that focus on Numbers, Colouring, Letters and shapes. Each zone provides a variety of educational, fun and engaging games that are child-friendly and beautifully presented. The application is free from in-app adverts and offers in-app purchases for further levels. 

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    Animation Kit is an app that is easy to use and child-friendly for creating exciting animation sequences using drawings, photos, shapes and text. It is suitable for children from 6 to 12 years and the application is initially free (1 project and 3 exports) with in-app purchases for unlimited projects and project exports. The application is free from in-app adverts and is available on the iOS platform and Android platforms in the near future. This application is available on the iOS platform with an Android version available in early 2020.

    Devices: iPhone iPad


    Tree decorating is a fun but usually one-off Christmas activity.  With Pico Christmas Tree AR, children can decorate as many trees this Christmas as they desire and see them in whichever room they want.

    Devices: iPhone iPad


    Feeding children's creativity is not just about showing them the fun side of education.  It builds skills that might spark a lifelong passion or a future career.  It develops organisational skills and flexible thinking.  PuppetMaster is a superb app for providing a creative outlet for your children and harnessing the benefits of doing so.

    Devices: iPhone iPad


    Colouring in is calming, enjoyable and prompts creative thinking.  PicoToONs brings the experience of physical colouring books to electronic devices and adds some extra graphical flourishes to distinguish it from the paper versions.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    The application ‘KidloLand Kids Toddler Games’ is an award-winning learning programme for kids (1-7 yrs) and contains 2000+ educational songs, games, stories, nursery rhymes, and activities about Early Learning, Math, Reading, Writing, Coding and more! The application is a subscription-based app comprising of two options; a monthly subscription option or the option to pay for a single year. The application is free from adverts and is certified for children by the KidSAFE program.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    Kids Cast is like a one-stop shop for a mix of education and entertainment activities that are completely safe and appropriate for children.  Videos, games, books, songs and paper-based activities will give your child a great resource to learn from and use to avoid boredom.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    SketchBook Pro helps students capture ideas and refine concepts with a professional-grade toolset and an intuitive user interface. SketchBook Pro is a design and creation app with tools for creating digital art. There’s a learning curve for students not already familiar with professional-level digital art tools. This app is only for Students and Educators on their personal devices. 

    Devices: iPhone iPad


    Curious World app is currently only available in the US. Curious World is free to download with in-app purchases for iOS devices (iPad and iPhone). A monthly subscription costs $7.99 and the annual membership $64.99. Curious World is a child-safe app that helps to develop reading, creative development, thinking and reasoning, and health and fitness. This app is suitable for children 3+. Our team has compiled their Curious World reviews and found the app is packed full of different types of activities to entertain and educate children.  From videos to sit back and watch, to suggested craft activities that require rolled up sleeves and a bit of mess,  this app provides a great source of inspiration and learning for children. 

    Devices: iPhone iPad


    Toonia Colorbook is one of our favorite coloring app for toddlers and preschoolers.This is a cute and fun coloring book option for kids that gives them plenty of themes and pages for free.

    Devices: iPhone iPad


    Colorfy is the coloring book that brings enjoyment, zen moments, and creativity right to your fingertips. Although this app's designs are geared more toward adults, this app is a top choice with children. And, teachers who trialed this app in the classroom appreciated the app for it's reinforcement for building fine motor skills.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    FlipaClip is an amazing app that you can use to create animation videos using simple drawing tools. FlipaClip is used to draw and create the frames of storyboard and transform them into animated videos, cartoons, and GIFs. It helps promote creative development for students.  FlipaClip replicates and improves upon traditional flipbook-style animation. Combining simple yet interesting drawing tools with frame control, it enables the production of impressive animations. FlipaClip is available on the App Store for iPhone and iPad and Play Store for Android. You can download FlipaClip for free.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    Do your students know their pop art from their realism or their abstract from their surrealism? This app is designed to build and reinforce knowledge of the different art styles by quizzing its users on the subject.

    Devices: iPhone iPad


    Paul Klee might not be an artist that you have considered covering in the classroom. This superb app makes it clear that you should.

    Devices: iPhone iPad


    Paper is a wonderful iPad handwriting app. It allows you to capture, connect and communicate in easy and convenient ways. The developers pride themselves on this app being the fastest and easiest way to take notes, sketch diagrams or create checklists. Additionally, you can spotlight details in photos, organize all of those ideas that jumble up in your head and create presentations for work or school. Additionally, you can share these files via PDF, Keynote or Powerpoint presentations. Get your point across precisely, quickly and professionally with this iPad writing app.

    Devices: iPhone iPad


    The Strip Designer application is an extensive app that allows users to create a comic style book using various templates and tools. This intuitive platform will make even the most novice of graphic artist’s design like a comic book whizz. The layout and graphics are completely customizable and the possibilities are endless. The application is free from in-app adverts and purchases and it suitable for 9 years of age and above. The app also works competently from a mobile device but for the best experience we would recommend a tablet.

    Devices: iPhone iPad


    Useful app to help children learn to draw cartoons. The app contains seventy two different cartoon drawings, each of which is broken down into steps to make it easier to copy and follow the process.

    Devices: iPhone iPad


    A neat app that harnesses technology to try and teach drawing skills.

    Devices: Android


    Opera Maker is a unique app suitable for 9-11 years of age that inspires children to appreciate and create their own opera. The app can be used in conjunction with creative arts, music or creative writing based subjects. Students can create their own video operas by directing, choosing the stage setting and costume characters. The app combines the art of storytelling by integrating classic operas such as Hansel & Gretel, The Magic Flute and William Tell. Features also include the ability to record your own voice and share your finished opera with friends. This app is available in iOS only but also in browser mode via the developers website.

    Devices: iPhone iPad


    Using a well- designed mix of virtual tuition and real world practice, Color Smart teaches children not just about the history of art but how to apply the different principles of painting to allow them to more effectively unleash their creativity.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad