For the past few weeks the grade 6/7 art class has been working on a digital landscape art project using the desktop version of Sketchbook. This is a great app that tries to mirror paint and paint brush effects in software, allowing students to create watercolor and smudge effects with strokes on the trackpad.
The students started off by sketching an example landscape using pencil and paper, then after experimenting with the different brushes and effects in Sketchbook, attempted to recreate the same landscape in Sketchbook using their own interpretation of the image.
Next, they had to select their own landscape image and recreate that building on the skills and techniques they had learned from drawing the previous image. The final reflective step was to create a gallery-style poster in Pages complete with their final image and an artist statement describing their work.
Here is a selection of their finished landscapes and some of the gallery posters they created:
And here are a few photos of the class hard at work sketching and then working in Sketchbook: