Amopic - $6.99 (All Ages)
Amopic is an all in one photo editing suite for your iPad. This comprehensive app puts all of the powerful image editing features you love using on your PC right in your hand. Amopic lets you repair or enhance images on the fly, or even create your own artwork from scratch! This app is a bit more expensive, but it is the art app I prefer.
Animation Creator HD - $2.99 (All Ages)
Animation Creator HD allows student’s creativity to come to life on their iPad! They are the director! With simple, yet powerful drawing tools, color options, and easy to use frame management, students are only limited by their imagination! Animations will look smooth and life-like with the high frame rate playback of Animation Creator HD. This is a fabulous app for those students who are into Anime, Manga, and Comics.
Artisan - $0.99 (All Ages)
This app is really fun…. It has great brushes and textures which allows for different and wild visual experiences. Using simple finger movements students can create stunning images that constantly evolve into new shapes over time. This app uses lights, shapes and motion, making it a really sensory experience.
Art Studio - $4.99 (All Ages)
Art Studio is the most comprehensive, sketching, painting and photo editing tool in the App Store. It’s the closest to Photoshop I can find. Students can use layers and effects to create beautiful digital works of art.
Click N Color - $2.49 (Elementary & Special Needs)
Suitable for junior grades & special needs. Has lots of really nice coloring pages.
Coloring Book - Free (Elementary & Special Needs)
Suitable for junior grades & special needs
ComicBook! – Free (All Ages)
A great way to create a comic book. Suitable for students in Primary classrooms, but could also be fun for kids in older grades as well. Has realistic comic styling with a wide selection of: image filters, comic fonts, customizable captions, a library of classic comic graphics and dozens of multi-panel page layouts.
My Coloring Book - Free (Elementary & Special Needs)
Suitable for junior grades & special needs
Drawing Pad - $2.49 (All Ages)
Suitable for all ages. Drawpad or Sketchbook Pro $2.99 (more advanced)
Both are drawing apps and have many uses. Create your own art using "actual-sized" photo-realistic crayons, markers, paint brushes, colored pencils, stickers, roller pens and MORE!
Home Design & Home 3D - $8.49 (All Ages)
Create, Layout, Design and Visit the home of your dreams! You can change the decor, the color, and rearrange the home. This is fantastic for graphics or design students.
Kid Paint - Free (Elementary)
Magic Painter - $2.99 (All Ages)
Magic Painter is an amazing app that students can enjoy with fascinating drawing tools. It is a very different type of painting and offers some variety for students.
Scrap It HD - $0.99 – (All Ages)
A scrapbooking app where the students can create photo albums and scrapbooks on their iPad. This is an alternative for the more creative student.
There are various versions of this app, for events such as Halloween, Christmas, School etc.
Phoster $4.99 (All Ages)
With stylish templates which are already within the app, students will be able to create posters without great effort. Once they’ve made their poster, they can utilize various effects and decorates to complete a chic poster.
PhotoPuppet HD - $2.99 (All Ages)
The easiest and fastest way for students to make cartoons on the iPad. They can cut anything out of their photos and move it on the screen. The app will then record everything they do on the screen. This is quite a complex app and has many features, but once conquered, it has unlimited potential.
Pictello - $17.99 (All Ages)
App to create photobooks, social stories & other stories. Can add photos and text.
Procreate – Sketch, paint, create - $5.49 (All Ages)
This is the only studio-grade sketchbook for iPad. Procreate puts you in a league of your own. Packed with over 45 professional brushes ranging from true-to-life sets of sketching pencils and gorgeous paint brushes, to impossible abstract brushes. Procreate is a professional studio of art tools.
Toontastic, Play, Create, Learn - Free (All Ages)
Lights, Camera, Play! Toontastic is a storytelling and creative learning tool that enables kids to draw, animate, and share their own cartoons with friends and family around the world through simple and fun imaginative play! This is an excellent app for younger students who want to create their own cartoons.
ART REFERENCE APPS:
ARART - Free (All Ages)
ARART is an app that breathes life into objects. ARART presents a new platform of expression connecting artistic creation with reality. Combined with the Art Museum app, you could really make art projects come alive. Also, then using Arasma, students could possibly do something similar with their own art projects.
Art HD - Free (High School)
This app has great Artists and their masterpieces. You can view the pieces in a simulated Art Gallery. There is also a slideshow and quiz.
Art Authority - $5.49 (High School)
From the earliest creative pieces to the latest modern and contemporary works, Art Authority provides a stunningly displayed, carefully selected, well organized view of the western art world. It's part world-class art museum, part academic reference library and part digital coffee-table book. It's also part magic. An art museum like no other! This is a beautiful app and worth the high price tag.
Timeline - Art Museum - Free (High School)
Timeline brings to life the paintings of such masters as Botticelli, Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Van Gogh, Monet, Courbet, Klimt, and 73 others in an eye-catching and easy to navigate format.